Name: Daniel Sugai, MD
School/Program: Harvard Medical School and University of Hawaii
Currently Wearing: The Laennec Classic Fit Lab Coat
Why did you choose your profession?:
I chose dermatology as I like to diagnose skin conditions based on visual skills and procedures. I like the art of diagnosis as well as problem solving on dermatology.
Current Passion Project:
YouTube Skincare education and mentorship of premedical and medical students across the US. Also involved with TikTok
Who was/is your inspiration?
So many doctors who inspired me. Plastic surgeons who influenced me as a premedical and medical student: Dr. John Imada and Dr. Don Parsa. Attending dermatologists who were my mentors at Harvard: Dr. Rachel Reynolds, Dr Avram and Dr Shadi Kourosh. My current partners: Drs. Nicole and Nobu Kageyama.
Fun Fact 1:
Born and raised in Hawaii but I like cold weather.
Fun Fact 2:
Black belt in karate and national gold medalist.
Do you have any advice for others interested in entering your field?
Be persistent and focused. It’s okay to feel like the underdog at times- just use that to your advantage
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