Location: Honolulu, Hawai’i, United States
Shigemi Sugiki, MD, Ophthalmologist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in ophthalmology.
Dr. Sugiki has amassed more than 30 years of professional excellence in his field, having most recently been a clinical professor of ophthalmology in the School of Medicine at the University of Hawai’i in 1997. Prior to this appointment, he served as chair of the department of ophthalmology at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, HI, for several years from 1970 to 2000, as well as chair of the department of ophthalmology at the Straub Clinic from 1965 to 1970.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Sugiki pursued a formal education, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1957 and a Doctor of Medicine in 1961 from Washington University in St. Louis. He subsequently completed an internship at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO, from 1961 to 1962 and a residency in ophthalmology at Washington University in St. Louis from 1962 to 1965.
A leading voice in his areas of expertise, Dr. Sugiki maintains affiliation with several industry-related organizations. He is a lifetime member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Medical Association, as well as a member of the American Glaucoma Society, Hawai’i Ophthalmological Society, and Hawai’i Medical Society. He has notably been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons.
In recognition of his exceptional achievements, Dr. Sugiki was named among the Best Doctors in America every year from 1999 to 2014, which he considers to be the highlight of his career. In addition, he received the Decorated Hawai’ian National Guard Commendation Medal in 1968 due to his service in the U.S. Army, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology gave him an Honor Award. The recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018, he was selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in the World.
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