Donald Gilman Fox

Dr. Donald G. Fox was born in 1945 in Pi'ihonua near Hilo. He grew up in Honolulu and attended the University Laboratory School from 1950 to 1963. He graduated from Pomona College in 1967 and received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1971. He served pediatrics residencies in Children's Hospitals in Dallas, Texas and Columbus, Ohio. He was in the Air Force from 1973 to 1975, and worked as a doctor in Haiti, Okinawa and Wake Island before returning to Hawaii in 1976. Dr. Fox practiced for 25 years at the Kaiser Permanente Punawai Clinic in Waipahu, Oahu. He became the Clinic chief but continued to see patients in addition to his administrative duties.

Dr. Fox was married to Dr. Linda Chapanis, Chief of the State Department of Health's Adult Mental Health Division. He had two sons: Bradley and David. He had a passion for hiking, camping and kayaking. On November 25, 2001, Dr. Fox was on the mainland and was traveling by limousine to the airport in Baltimore when he was killed in a traffic accident.

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