Aloha, my name is Kekoa. I was born and raised in Mililani, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. My life’s mission has been to return home to the islands to provide high quality cancer care to the communities that raised me. I completed my PhD at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and MD at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. I am currently a resident physician in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford where I receive training in how to treat a variety of cancers. My research interests include Pacific Islander health disparities, "AAPI" health data disaggregation, water sustainability and climate resilient healthcare, access to cancer care disparities, and the impact of cancer healthcare costs have on survival outcomes. I have been invited to speak on NHPI health at institutions including Harvard, MDACC, UCLA, NIH/NCI, and the FDA. I serve as reviewer for a number of cancer journals including JCO, JNCI, JCO Oncology Practice, Cancers, Advances in Radiation Oncology, The Oncologist, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, among others. I was selected as a 2022-2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology Journals Editorial Fellow and a 2023-2024 Stanford Cancer Institute Fellow. I run a lab of more than 10 talented NHPI and NHPI-ally students across the nation who focus on elucidating NHPI health disparities that have been masked for decades. I welcome interdisciplinary collaborations to advance the health of our underserved Pacific Islander communities.