Our Staff

At Hawaii Dermatology & Surgery Inc., we recognize that your choice of a dermatologist is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. When searching for dermatological treatment, you need a dermatologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Hawaii Dermatology & Surgery Inc. every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.

Staff Members

Jovana C. Orpha J. Leiane G. Elizabeth C. Aiza M. GeeAnn A. Amber L. Cora D. Shannon G. Macy B. Nalani O. Daniel P. 
Dr. William Wong, MD & Nadia Herrera, PA

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William K. Wong Sr, MD

William K. Wong Sr, MD is a “seasoned dermatologist of 37+ years”, an active Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a Fellow of the Dermatology Foundation.  He still enjoys his medical mission, practices “holistic participatory approach to skin and related medical maladies”.

Dr. Wong’s main focus includes general dermatologic conditions such as Acne, Infections, Eczema, Psoriasis and other “Derma-itis”. Moreover, he does dermatologic surgical removal of warts, cyst, moles and various skin cancers. This also include cosmetic “look good procedures” such as Botox and Dysport injections, chemical peels, Restylane filler for scars, and laser treatments for excess body hairs, sun-damaged skin blemishes and aging lines and wrinkles.

He is the first dermatologist in Hawaii to offer: Excimer Laser Light System- specifically designed to treat psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, itching from many causes-  including kidney failure; and Vitiligo, a cosmetically disabling loss of skin pigmentation. In addition, he offers total body Ultraviolet Light (UVB-NB) treatments for generalized outbreaks of psoriasis, eczema and other dermatoses.

Together with his son, Ophthalmologist Dr. William K. Wong Jr., they are the first medical practitioners in Hawaii to offer Pelleve® System, a radiofrequency procedure for safe, painless, effective treatment of aging facial lines, Crow’s Feet, and sagging jowls.

Dr. Wong’s philosophy is to deliver quality medical care to each patient. He does this by “empowering” patients to understand, participate and become actively engaged in the treatment and resolution of their dermatologic ailments. Our integument is so visible and exposed, changes can be easily self-monitored. Thus, full patient participation is essential for rapid recovery.

Recently, as an out-growth from his personal search for optimal health and wellness, he discovered BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy), which has been effective in restoring vigor and vitality to his own body. Now he offers this service to selected patients who welcome this type of medical guidance.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Undergraduate (Pre-Medical): University of Southern California, 1959 - 1963
  • Medical Program: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, 1964 – 1968
  • Fellowship: UCLA School of Medicine, Pathology Department, 1965
  • Residency (Specialty): Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Dermatology, 1969 - 1972
  • Military Service: Chief of Dermatology, USAF Hospital Clark AFB, Philippines, 1972 - 1977
    USAF Hickam Air Force Base Clinic, 1978 – 1979
  • Faculty Position: Assistant Clinical Professor, Univ of Hawaii School of Medicine, 2006 - 2008

Physician Assistant Nadia Herrera, PA-C 

Nadia Herrera is a Board Certified Physician Assistant accredited by the NCCPA. She graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology  and Chemistry. She attained her Master Degree in Surgical Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which provides extensive surgical training in addition to a comprehensive medical curriculum.

Her previous experience includes working as a physician assistant for a surgical oncology practice and a plastic surgery group specializing in reconstructive procedures. She first assisted in the operating room and provided medical care for patients diagnosed with various endocrine disorders. Nadia also developed a strong interest in aesthetics, and further pursued her career in medicine and cosmetics under the supervision of a plastic surgeon. She acquired extensive training in facial rejuvenation with laser, Botox/Dysport injections, as well as facial sculpting and volumizing with Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse for wrinkles and scars.

She is an active member of the Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants (APSPA), Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), Hawaii Academy of Physician Assistants (HAPA) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

Nadia is a native of Mobile, Alabama, and recently moved from Florida with her husband, who is a civil engineer with the U.S. Coast Guard. She spends her free time cooking, traveling, hiking, and golfing. She enjoys volunteering through her church and various organizations such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Special Olympics and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. 

In 2014 Nadia began working with Dr. Wong in Hawaii to provide complete dermatologic and cosmetic care for our patients. Her surgical and aesthetic experience, love of medicine and commitment to quality patient care, makes her a vital part of our Hawaii Dermatology and Surgery team.

Physician Assistant Anita Ishaq-Juarez, PA-C 

Anita Ishaq-Juarez is a Board Certified Physician Assistant accredited by the NCCPA. She completed her undergraduate studies at University of Texas at San Antonio and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. After her matriculation she became an educator and taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the High School level for 6 years. She then went on to receive her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from Wingate University in North Carolina, recently in 2017.  Her studies included a year of comprehensive didactic instruction and clinical rotations in Dermatology, Pediatrics, General and Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery and General Surgery amongst others. In each of these clinical settings she was exposed to very diverse patient populations. During her Dermatology rotation she treated and managed various medical dermatological conditions; to include various skin cancers and also had exposure to various cosmetic procedures.  In addition, she completed a Quality Initiative Project focused on current guideline measures on the screening for Clinical Depression in our Military community.

As a former educator, she brings her prior experiences into her practice of dermatology by engaging her patients to become active participants in their own care. This is done by discussing the appropriate diagnosis, explaining the medical condition and treatment options openly with the patient. Thus directly involving them in their care to achieve better and faster outcomes.

Anita is originally from Houston, TX and a second generation Pakistani American. She recently moved to Hawaii in January of 2018 with her husband, Albert who is a Physician Assistant at Schofield Barracks.  Together they have a 3-year-old son whom they enjoy spending time with and doing outdoor activities with such as taking golf lessons and exploring the island and the many treasures it has to offer. She is now undergoing Dermatology Clinical Internship with Dr. William K. Wong Sr., who is still loves his dermatology practice of 40 years.

What is a PA?

Physician assistants are health care professionals who practice medicine under the supervision of a licensed physician. PAs work in concert with physicians in various specialties to ensure the highest quality of care for patients. They are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed in the state in which they practice.

What do PAs do?

  • Conduct physical exams
  • Diagnose and treat illnesses
  • Order and interpret laboratory tests
  • Counsel on preventive health care
  • Assist in surgery