Bradley A. Chun, MD
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I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Born and raised in Honolulu, I lived in Kalihi Valley for the first few years of my childhood but spent most of my life in Manoa. I went to Punahou School, Brown University, and the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, where I also did my internship and residency. Honors I’ve received include a teacher-of-the-year award, membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and inclusion in The Best Doctors in America® list. I’m board certified in internal medicine and serve as a volunteer board member with the Hawaii Heath Systems Corporation Oahu Region.
My father was a public school teacher, and my mother was a college professor. They taught me to work and study hard and to treat people with respect and compassion. My wife’s inspired me to be a happier, more loving person and a better doctor.
About my practice
My grandmother got me interested me in health when I was young. I later discovered natural healing, and that led me into medicine. In medical school I loved my internal medicine training and felt very much at home in the field. My other interests include medical education as well as cross-cultural health care and bioethics, topics I’ve presented at professional conferences. I am a long-time Assistant Clinical Professor in the John A. Burns School of Medicine's Department of Medicine.
To keep up with current medical research, I read journals, access UpToDate on line, attend conferences, participate in activities sponsored by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and maintain membership in the American College of Physicians. I’m also kept on my toes by teaching medical students and residents in Hawaii since 2004.
The supportive culture, great organizational structure, and the leadership team are what drew me to Hawaii Permanente Medical Group. I especially appreciated seeing how patients’ needs were given the highest priority by providers and staff alike.
My goal is to provide compassionate care that takes into account the person as a whole. Talking story with my patients about things we have in common helps us to create a comfortable, trusting relationship. I also try to provide clear explanations of complex medical information so that patients and their families can take an active part in making decisions regarding their health.
How I thrive
My wife and I are very much into health and fitness. We purchase organic vegetables from a community agriculture program that are often cooked for us by a friend who’s a vegetarian chef. I also try to regularly cook healthy dishes myself. We go to bootcamp to do high-intensity interval training, and I also play basketball and walk our dog. To relieve stress, I get a monthly massage with energy work, take ceramics classes, travel, and spend time with my wife. In my community I participate in basketball leagues, am an assistant coach for high school girls basketball teams, am an active member of Kokua Co-op and the Hawaii Potters' Guild, and have participated in several volunteer workdays for aloha `aina groups.