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Donald Person, MD

Donald Person, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology San Antonio, TX

RETIRED. Medical Director Emeritus, Pacific Island Health Care Project (PIHCP);Consultant to Tripler Army Medical Center; Consultant to VA Pacific Islands Health Care System

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  • 323 Roseheart
    San Antonio, TX 78259

Summary

  • RETIRED from active clinical practice in 2008 after more than 49 years in the US Army. Currently serve as an Expert Consultant in Telemedicine, Clinical Investigation, Pediatrics, and Rheumatology (pro bono). Developed the oldest, longest-running humanitarian telemedicine program in the world, the Pacific Island Health Care Project (PIHCP). The PIHCP provides medical care to underserved indigenous peoples from the US Associated Pacific Islands (USAPIs): American Samoa, Guam, CNMI, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap States) and provides unique graduate medical education to residents and staff at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC).

Dr. Person's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Pediatric Rheumatology: General Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Clinical Interests: Telemedicine; Virology; Military Medicine; Medical ethics; Medical Education; Risk Management; Third World Medicine; Clinical Investigation; Rheumatic Diseases-Childhood; Rheumatic Diseases-Adults; Public Health

Dr. Person's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Attending Physician/ChiefTripler Army Medical Center
    Honolulu, HI
    Chief, Pediatric Rheumatology (1987-2008); Assistant Chief (1988-1994); Chief, Ambulatory Pediatrics (1988-1991); Chief, General Pediatrics Service (1991-1994); Chief, Dept. of Pediatrics (1994-1997)
  • Expert ConsultantTripler Army Medical Center
    Honolulu, HI
    Ethics Consultant (1987-2007); Consultant in Pediatric Rheumatology (1987-2008); Consultant in Adult Rheumatology (1987-2008)
  • ProfessorJohn A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Honolulu, HI
    Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (1988-1991); Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (1991-present); Professor of Clinical Public Health, School of Public Health (1997-present); Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Clinical Public Health (2001-present)
  • ProfessorUniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
    Bethesda, MD
    Clinical Associate Professor (1988-1993); Clinical Professor (1993-1998)
  • Consultant for LifeShriner’s Hospital for Children
    Honolulu, HI
    Consultant in Pediatric Rheumatology (1988-2008)
  • Medical DirectorTripler Army Medical Center
    Honolulu, HI
  • Clinical ProfessorJohn A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Honolulu, HI
  • ProfessorF Edward Hebert School of Medicine, USUHS
    Bethesda, MD
  • Expert Consultant in Scientific ReviewTripler Army Medical Center
    Honolulu, HI
    Chief (1997-2001); Medical Director and Senior Scientist (2001-2008); Expert Consultant (2012-present)
  • Senior Medical Officer and Attending PhysicianTroop Medical Clinic (TMC), Schofield Barracks
    Honolulu, HI
  • Associate DirectorTripler Army Medical Center
    Honolulu, HI
    Director of Medical Education (May-Aug, 1999)
  • Affiliate Faculty MemberMilitary Training Network (MTN)
  • Pediatrician312th Evacuation Hospital, APO 09698
    Saudi Arabia
  • Acting Deputy Commander for Clinical ServicesTripler Army Medical Center
    Honolulu, HI
    Acting Commander (1992-1994)
  • Associate ProfessorF Edward Hebert School of Medicine, USUHS
    Bethesda, MD
  • Associate Clinical ProfessorJohn A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Honolulu, HI
  • Deputy DirectorDepartment of Health and Human Services and Texas Crippled Children's Services
    Houston, TX
  • LecturerTexas Women’s University
    Denton, TX
  • LecturerTexas Medical Center
    Houston, TX
  • Crippled Children’s Service ProviderTexas Department of Health
    Austin, TX
  • ConsultantShriner's Hospital for Crippled Children
    Houston, TX
  • ConsultantKelsey Seybold Clinic
    Houston, TX
  • ConsultantMD Anderson Cancer Hospital and Institute
    Houston, TX
  • ConsultantUniversity of Texas Health Science Center
    Houston, TX
  • ConsultantHerrmann Hospital
    Houston, TX
  • ConsultantMethodist Hospital
    Houston, TX
  • Assistant AttendingHarris County Hospital District
    Houston, TX
  • Attending PediatricianTexas Children's Hospital
    Houston, TX
    Rheumatologist (1980-1987)
  • ConsultantSt. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
    Houston, TX
  • Attending PhysicianHouston Veterans Administration Hospital
    Houston, TX
  • Assistant ProfessorBaylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX
  • InstructorBaylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX
  • Co-DirectorMayo Clinic and Foundation
    Rochester, MN
  • ChiefUS Army Southern Command
    Ft Clayton, Panama Canal Zone
    Officer-in-Charge, USA Dispensary 1 (1966)

Dr. Person's Education & Medical Training

  • Baylor College of MedicineBaylor College of MedicineResidency, Pediatrics
  • Baylor College of MedicineBaylor College of MedicinePost Doctoral Fellowship, Virology and Epidemology
  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical EducationMayo School of Graduate Medical EducationFellowship, Medical Microbiology
  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical EducationMayo School of Graduate Medical EducationResidency, Neurological Surgery
  • Hennepin County Medical CenterHennepin County Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year
  • U of MN Med Sch, MinneapolisUniversity of Minnesota Medical SchoolMedical School
  • University of North Dakota School of MedicineUniversity of North Dakota School of MedicineOther Training, BS(Med), Medicine
  • University of MinnesotaUniversity of MinnesotaOther Training, Bachelors
  • Gustavus Adolphus CollegeGustavus Adolphus CollegeOther Training, No Degree

Dr. Person's Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical LicenseTX State Medical License1978 - 2015
  • HI State Medical LicenseHI State Medical LicenseActive through 2014
  • American Board of PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsPediatrics
  • American Board of PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsPediatric Rheumatology

Dr. Person's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • American Society for Microbiology Hawaii BranchHonorary Lifetime MembershipAmerican Society for Microbiology Hawaii Branch, 2013
  • Tripler Army Medical CenterNamed competition First Annual COL Donald A. Person Scientific Abstract and Poster PresentationTripler Army Medical Center, 2008
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Island Health Care SystemLetter of Appreciation, Signed by James E. Hastings MD, FACP, Director, Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter, HawaiiUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific Island Health Care System, 2008
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Dr. Person's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Comparative performance of seven long-running telemedicine networks delivering humanitarian services.Wootton R, Geissbuhler A, Jethwani K, Kovarik C, Person DA, Vladzymyrskyy A, Zanaboni P, Zolfo M, J Telemed Telecare, 9/1/2012
  • Characteristics of nonprofit, long-running telemedicine networks.Wootton R, Geissbuhler A, Jethwani K, Kovarik C, Person DA, Vladzymyrskyy A, Zanaboni P, Zolfo M, Bull World Health Organ, 1/1/2012
  • The Pacific Asynchronous TeleHealth (PATH) system: review of 1,000 pediatric Teleconsultations.Mahnke CB, Jordan CP, Bergvall E, Person DA, Pinsker JE, Telemed J E Health, 1/1/2011
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Systemic Sclerosis eMedicine Journal
    Person DA
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    2006
  • Infantile Polyarteritis Nodosa eMedicine Journal
    Person DA
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    2006
  • Infantile Polyarteritis Nodosa eMedicine Journal
    Person DA
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    2006
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Abstracts/Posters

  • The Evolution of Military Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care.Delaney HM, Matos RI, Person DA, Pediatric Academic Societies, 1/1/2011
  • The Pacific Asynchronous TeleHealth (PATH) System: Review of 1000 Asynchronous Pediatric Teleconsultations.Mahnke CB, Jordan CP, Bergvall ES, Pinsker JE, and Person DA, 3rd Annual Donald A. Person Poster Session /12th Annual James W. Bass Research Symposium, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, 5/19/2010
  • Environmental Factors Preceding Illness Onset Differ in Phenotype of Juvenile Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies.Rider LG, Wu L, Mamyrova G, et al., Arthritis Rheumatism, 1/1/2010
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Lectures

  • 14th Annual James W. Bass Research Symposium and 5th Annual Donald A. Person Poster SessionTripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI - 5/23/2012
  • 13th Annual James W. Bass Research Symposium and 4th Annual Donald A. Person Annual Poster SessionTripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI - 5/11/2011
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Childhood and Adolescence (Invited Lecture).Adolescent Medicine Clinic, Fort Sam Houston Community Clinic/ Brooke Army Medical Center(BAMC), For - 10/8/2010
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Other

  • Childhood Polyarteritis.Person DA
    http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2166101-overview
    4/23/2013
  • (Book Review) Pediatric Surgery and Medicine for Hostile Environments. MM Fuenfer and KM Creamer, Senior Editors.Person DA, American Academy of Pediatrics Uniformed Services Section Newsletter
    https://www.aap.org/sections/uniformedservices
    1/1/2011
  • Juvenile Systemic Sclerosis.Webb LM, Schwartz DJ, Mikita CP, Person DA, eMedicine from WebMD
    http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/888244-overview
    12/10/2010
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Dr. Person's Professional Memberships

  • Fellow EmeritusAmerican College of Rheumatology - ACRFellow Emeritus
  • Fellow EmeritusAmerican Academy of Pediatrics - AAPFellow Emeritus
  • Life MemberAmerican Medical Association - AMALife Member
  • Elected Member EmeritusSociety For Experimental Biology and MedicineElected Member Emeritus
  • Elected Member EmeritusSociety for Pediatric ResearchElected Member Emeritus
  • Elected Member EmeritusAmerican Pediatric SocietyElected Member Emeritus
  • Life MemberAssociation of Military Surgeons of the United StatesLife Member
  • Emeritus MemberAmerican Society of Tropical Medicine and HygieneEmeritus Member
  • Emeritus MemberAmerican Society for MicrobiologyEmeritus Member
  • Honorary Life Time MemberAmerican Society for Microbiology Hawaii BranchHonorary Life Time Member
  • Honorary Life Time ConsultantShriners Hospitals for Children at HonoluluHonorary Life Time Consultant

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