was educated at Swarthmore College and Penn
State University, where he received his
medical degree in 1997.
finishing medical school, Josh traveled to
South Africa where he worked in missionary
hospitals as a volunteer physician, treating
a rural population overwhelmed by AIDS and
completion of his residency training in
Family Medicine, Josh accepted a position in
the National Health Corps to practice
medicine in under-served areas of Hawai'i.
In 2009 was
named Hawaii Physician of the Year
Room Physician on the Big Island of Hawaii
elected to the Hawaii State House of
Representatives on November 2nd, 2004 and
served two terms, spearheading the movement
to provide affordable, and accessible
quality healthcare for all the people of
In 2008 Josh was elected to the Hawaii State
Senate where he now serves as the
Majority Floor Leader and
continuers provides a leadership role statewide as
Hawaii's Voice for Healthcare.
Jaime Ushiroda in 2006 and is the proud
father of Maia and Sam.