Dr. Dale Oda, M.D.
Dale Oda joins SG Collaborative Solutions™ as Principal Collaborator from Hawaii where he was born and raised. His impressive educational background includes receiving a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Purdue University in 1975 in electrical engineering. After returning to Hawaii, he worked briefly in the engineering field before becoming interested in the healthcare industry.
With emergency medical services emerging as a new field in Hawaii, Dale became a Paramedic and started working for the City & County of Honolulu. His EMS experience included working as a Paramedic on med-evac helicopters and inter-island air ambulances. Desiring to continue his medical education, Dale entered medical school at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. After graduating with a M.D. degree in 1985, Dale interned at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, and completed his residency training in emergency medicine at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey.
Over the next 25 years, Dale gained a wealth of experience by holding a variety of positions at The Emergency Group, Inc., a multi-physician partnership that staffed the emergency department at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, which is the lead trauma center and busiest Emergency Department in Hawaii. He held positions as Vice-President of the Emergency Group, Chief of the Emergency Department, served as chairman of the ED physician peer review committee, and reviewed morbidity/mortality cases throughout the hospital. Dale began to oversee the business and administration of the Emergency Group as their Managing Director in 2007, and under his direction the Emergency Group expanded from 7 physicians to more than 30 physicians and staff.
In addition to Dale’s notable professional achievements, clinical and didactic teaching roles have also been a major part of his career. Dale’s students have included residents, medical students, paramedics, nurses, and other ancillary medical staff. He served formally as the Director of the Emergency Medicine clerkship at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine from 2001-2007, and since then, he has continued to be involved with EMT and paramedic training in Honolulu.
Dale’s wife, Jane, also in the healthcare industry, is a registered nurse in the Cardiac Recovery Unit at The Queen’s Medical Center. They have been married for 32 years, and are the proud parents of son, Marcus, and daughter, Chelsea. His son Marcus is a human rights attorney and works with the U.S. State Department as a program director in eastern Europe. Their daughter Chelsea is a talented architect with ZGF Architects, the largest architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, and rated the 2016 top architectural firm overall in the U.S. by Architect magazine.
Dale brings his wealth of experience in EMS, hospital based emergency services, business development, and engineering to SGCS, and he has proven to be a thoughtful and engaging collaborator with unique perspectives on safety, reliability, and risk.
Dale can be contacted directly via email at: