Shane Y. Morita, MD, MS, PhD, FACS
Surgical Oncology Program Director, Surgical Oncology Program/Thyroid MDC & Melanoma MDC with Research Integration
Dr. Shane Morita was born and raised in Hilo on the island of Hawaii and currently is as an Endocrine and Oncologic Surgeon in Honolulu. He is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American Association for Cancer Research and American College of Surgeons. He is the Surgical Oncology Program Director at The Queen’s Medical Center/Queen’s Cancer Center and serves as clinical faculty for the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) as well as the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. Dr. Morita is the incoming Chair for the State of Hawaii Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition and active board member for the American Cancer Society Hawaii-Pacific chapter.
He has a diverse clinical practice where he performs surgeries on patients with tumors involving many sites including the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, colon, peritoneum and appendix, as well as several types of cancer including melanoma, sarcoma, and neuroendocrine. Dr. Morita is actively involved in program development for the Queen’s Multi-Disciplinary Cancer Clinic and was the first surgeon employed by Queen’s to work in the Cancer Center. He conducts research centered on molecular pathways and ethnic disparity of cancer in Hawaii, including thyroid carcinoma, as well as cutaneous melanoma. He has been honored with several local and national awards. He was the sole recipient of the NCCTG junior faculty grant from the Mayo Clinic, as part of a cooperative group supported by the National Cancer Institute. He also teaches residents and mentors students interested in surgery.
Education & Training
Medical School: University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine
Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center/David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA