General & Transplant Surgery
Dr. Whitney Limm is the Chief Physician Executive of The Queen’s Health Systems and the President, CEO, & Board Chair of the Queen’s Clinically Integrated Physician Network. Dr. Limm provides oversight for the Medical Staff Services Department, the Quality Department, the employed physician group (Queen’s Medical Group), and the QCIPN. Dr. Limm has been in practice as a general and transplant surgeon since 1991. He is a graduate of Stanford University and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Vice-Chair & Vice-President
Dr. Natasha Parekh is the Chief Medical Officer for QCIPN, Queen’s MSSP ACO, and Queen’s Akoakoa Physician Organization (QAPO), as well as the Medical Director for Primary Care Transformation. Dr. Parekh previously worked as a Senior Advisor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Centers for High-Value Health Care and Value-Based Pharmacy Initiatives. She was a general internist and health services researcher within the UPMC hospital system, and served as Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Pittsburgh Division of General Internal Medicine.
Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair (non-voting)
Paul McDowell is the Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer for The Queen’s Health Systems. He most recently has served as Chief Financial Officer for Mission Health, a $2 billion health system based in Asheville, NC. Prior to that, he served as CFO for King’s Daughters Health System in Ashland, Kentucky. Paul also has served as CFO for two for‐profit hospitals within Health Management Associates (HMA) and has held various finance positions with what is now Wellstar Health System, in Atlanta, and Ernst & Young, among others.
Quality Committee Chair
Dr. Mike Nagoshi graduated from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and is Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He is currently the Medical Director for the Kuakini Primary Care Clinic and the immediate past Chief of Staff at Kuakini Medical Center. He has been a board-certified general internist in private practice for 29 years.
Staisha Dill is QCIPN’s Network Relations Specialist. She earned her Bachelors in Public Administration with a concentration in Healthcare from the University of Hawaii-West Oahu. Prior to Queen’s she worked for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders doing operations and business development in Portland, Oregon. She enjoys the great outdoors, traveling, and trying new foods!
General Internal Medicine
Dr. Ronald Morton received his MD from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in 1984 and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Hawaii Integrated Medical Residency in 1987. Dr. Morton is a general internist in private practice since 1987.
Family & Sports Medicine
Dr. Blane Chong is a board member of MSMP Physician Collaborative. He received his medical degree from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and completed a residency in Family Practice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, then a sports medicine fellowship at UC Davis. Dr. Chong is in private practice providing care in both family and sports medicine.
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Dr. Nadine Tenn Salle serves as QMC’s Chief of Pediatrics and is in private practice at Medicine Pediatrics Associates. She practiced as an electrical engineer, obtained her medical degree from USC School of Medicine, and completed residency at the UH Internal Medicine–Pediatrics Residency program. She also worked as a hospitalist and a forensic physician for Hawaii Sex Abuse Treatment Center before opening her private practice in 2003. She is the immediate past president of the Hawaii Independent Physician Association.
Dr. Aurora Mariani was born in Manila and earned her medical degree there at The University of the East. She completed her residency at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. She has maintained an Internal Medicine practice in Leeward Oahu since 1982. Her office has been located at the Queens West POB since 2004. Dr. Mariani is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserve.
At Large (Federally Qualified Health Center Representative)
Dr. Glenn Rediger graduated with top-honors from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program, spent a year at Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, and completed a three-year medical mission in Zaire, Africa. Dr. Rediger has been practicing general internal medicine at Kalihi-Palama Community Health Center for more than 25 years and has been part of the JABSOM faculty for just as long.