Dr. Ryan Shontell

Ryan Shontell, PhD

Native Hawaiian


Medical Student MS1


Heme Onc/BMT

Aloha! My name is Ryan Hiroshi Keli'i Shontell and I am a Native Hawaiian medical student from a tiny town called Kohala on Hawai'i island. I am an aspiring oncologist interested in studying the environmental factors that may contribute to chronic disease and cancer burden among our NHPI communities.

Hometown: Kohala, HI

Undergrad: BS, Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2018)

Graduate: PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2023)

Med School: John A. Burns School of Medicine (2027)

Contact: ryan.h.shontell@gmail.com

Hobbies: Weightlifting, fingerstyle guitar, surfing, reading