Meet Our Board Members

Dr. Nick Crawford

Dr. Crawford

HOPE is under the leadership of Dr. S. Nicholas (Nick) Crawford, Sports Orthopaedic Surgeon at Straub Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Crawford received his undergraduate education at University of Nevada, Reno and attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, NV. He completed his internship and residency in orthopedics at the University of Hawaii Orthopaedic Residency Program. After completing a sports medicine fellowship at Taos Orthopaedic Institute in Taos, New Mexico, and traveling fellowship in Hip Arthroscopy in Colorado, New York, Illinois and Tennessee, he returned to Honolulu in 2012 to join Straub Medical Center, formerly Straub Clinic and Hospital. Dr. Crawford is Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Ralph Goto

Ralph S. Goto is the retired Administrator of the Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division, Department of Emergency Services, City and County of Honolulu.

Having served in this capacity for 32 years, he was responsible for the overall operation, administration and development of the year-round, professional ocean lifeguard service for the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. The division employs a full time staff of over 200 water safety officers and 25 part-time, hourly lifeguards who provide prevention and rescue services at Oahu’s most popular and high-risk beaches. The division’s annual operating budget from the City and County of Honolulu was approximately $10 million (US).

A graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Goto was employed by the City & County of Honolulu from 1981 – 2013, and served as the primary ocean safety resource for legislative, community, and governmental matters in the State of Hawaii. He continues to serve on numerous boards, committees, and coalitions in Honolulu, and as an advisor to the Board of Directors of the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association. (HLA) . He is the current Advisor to the President of the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA), serves as Chair of the Signage Standards subcommittee, and as a Regional Certification Officer for the national organization.

Ralph Goto

A Life Member of the USLA, Goto was awarded the 2012 Paragon Award for Water Safety at the International Swimming Hall of Fame, in 2013 was named the Quiksilver Eddie Aikau Waterman of the Year, and was inducted into the Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame in 2015.

Ralph S, Goto – Retired Administrator 
Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division
Honolulu Emergency Services Department

Jennifer King MD

Jennifer R. King, D.O., F.A.A.P., CAQSM

PROFESSIONAL

2008-current
Kapi’olani Medicial Specialists
Kapi’olani Women and Children’s Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii
Attending Pediatric Sports Medicine and Dance Medicine
Kapi’olani Orthopedic Associates
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Team Physician
Damien Memorial High School
Hawai‘i Pacific University

2007-2008
Cooper University Hospital/Children’s Regional Medical Center
Camden, New Jersey
Attending, Pediatric Sports Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery/Bone and Joint Institute
Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director for Capital Academy

EDUCATION
2006-2007 Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Neptune, New Jersey
Fellow, Primary Care Sports Medicine

2005-2006 Cooper University Hospital/Children’s Regional Medical Center
Camden, New Jersey
Pediatric Junior Attending/Chief Resident

2003-2005 Cooper University Hospital/Children’s Regional Medical Center
Camden, New Jersey
Pediatric Resident/Chief Resident 2004-2005

2002-2003 Cooper University Hospital/Children’s Regional Medical Center
Camden, New Jersey
Pediatric Intern

1998-2002 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

1992-1996 Salisbury University
Salisbury, Maryland
Bachelor of Science
• Summa Cum Laude
• Biology Major, Chemistry Minor, Dance Minor

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE
American Board of Pediatrics Certificate of Added Qualification-Sports Medicine
July 23,2008 (2008-2018)
Medical License, State of Hawaii-Received March 10, 2008

SPORTS MEDICINE EVENT COVERAGE
Professional – Philadelphia Wings Lacrosse, AVP Volleyball Tournament
Semi-Professional – Minor League Baseball – Camden Riversharks
US Olympic – USA Gymnastics
NCAA Division I – Rutgers University Athletics
NCAA Division II – Georgian Court University Athletics
High School – Holmdel High School Athletics, Cinnaminson High School Athletics,
Haddon Township High School Athletics, Triton High School Athletics
Damien Memorial High School

New York City Marathon
NJ Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program
US Youth Soccer Coaching Licensing Program
Little League Regional Championships
Lifeguard Regionals Craft Division
Ballet Hawaii

LEADERSHIP

Professional
Captain – Philadelphia Eagles Football Cheerleader, 2000-2002
Captain – Philadelphia Soul Football Dance Team, 2003-2004

Academic
Instructor – Neonatal Advanced Life Support Resuscitation (NALS)
Recipient – Pediatric Emergency Medicine Award, 2003
Leader – Clinical Medical Rotations Group, 2000-2002
Mentor – Salisbury University Mentor Program, current
Participant – Training in Health care Improvement 2013
Clinical Skills Preceptor – John A. Burns School of Medicine
Faculty – University of Hawai‘i Sports Medicine Fellowship
Advisor – University of Hawai‘i Pediatric Residency Program

Community
Task Force – State of New Jersey School Health Services Guidelines Committee
Task Force – Jersey Shore University LIFT program
Task Force – Weight Management Committee
Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association
Trauma Multidisciplinary Committee
Mentor– Hawai‘i High Schools senior projects
Brain Injury Committee– KMCWC
Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition
Planning Committee– Kids Fest 2009-current
Board Member – Ballet Hawai‘i – 2010-present
Board Member – Allure Waikiki Home Owner’s Association 2013-present
Volunteer– Ko’olani Film Festival 2014
Speaker – Hawai’i Concussion Assessment and Management Program
Speaker – Ballet Hawai‘i Summer Intensive Program
Speaker – Honolulu Classical Ballet Summer Intensive Program
Speaker – Careers In Medicine Hawai‘i Pacific Health Summer Student Research Program

PRESENTATIONS – SPORTS/ATHLETE RELATED

Grand Rounds
1. Overuse injuries in Pediatrics
2. Female Athlete Triad
3. Concussion in Sports
4. ACL Injuries

Chief & Interdisciplinary Rounds
1. Sports Medicine in Pediatrics
2. Diabetes in the Athlete
3. Conditions affecting Down’s Syndrome patients
4. Pediatric Surgery
5. Hypotonia
6. Syncope vs. Seizure

Lecture Series
1. Pre-participation Exams
2. Pediatric Sports Medicine
3. Musculoskeletal Exam Workshop
4. Back Pain
5. Concussion Diagnosis and Acute Management
6. Dance injuries, prevention, treatment and healthy lifestyle
7. Sport Medicine Overview
8. Get Kids Moving
9. Knee injuries and clinical exam
10. Women’s Health Seminar
11. Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition; Concussion
12. Hawai‘i Athletic Trainers Association; Research presentation
13. Hawai‘i AAP Chapter Annual CME; Pediatric athlete injury prevention
14. Monday Noon Conference; Shoulder injuries in athletes
15. Hawai‘i Athletic Trainers Association annual meeting
16. Hawai‘i Osteopathic Association Fall Primary Care Conference 2010
17. Concussion Clinic (series hosted by DOE/HCAMP) Biannual
18. Post Concussion Syndrome East Hawai‘i IPA Annual Conference
19. Hawai‘i Osteopathic Association Fall Primary Care Conference 2012
20. Hawaii AAP CME event-Concussions
21. Monday Noon Conference-Sports Medicine Potpourri
22. Hawai‘i Association of Family Practitioners Annual Conference 2014
23. Advanced Orthopedic Lecture University of Hawai‘i Department of Kinesiology (every other year cycle), 2010-current
24. University of Hawai‘i Sports Medicine Fellowship; lecture twice yearly
25. University of Hawai‘i Pediatric Residency Program; academic half day, 11 lectures in 3 year cycle
26. Shriner’s Hospital for Children; Concussion Update November 2015
27. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; Concussion April 2016
28. Hawai‘i Pacific Health Board Retreat; March 2017
29. Hawai‘i Osteopathic Association Annual Conference; March 2017
30. Backbones September 2017
31. Hawai’s Association Physician Assistants Annual Meeting; October 2017 Conference Services Co-Chair Hawai‘i Pacific Health Sports Medicine Symposium, 2012-2018

BOOK CHAPTERS
King JR, Rice SG; Metabolic Bone Disease; Pediatric Orthopedics for Primary Care; Sarwark J, LaBella C (ed.), American Academy of Pediatrics Publishing
King JR, Rice SG; Rickets; Pediatric Orthopedics for Primary Care; Sarwark J, LaBella C (ed.), American Academy of Pediatrics Publishing

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow Council for Sports Medicine and Fitness, Hawaii Chapter
International Association of Dance Medicine and Science
Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Chest Pain From Hypermobility Responding to Physical Therapy in an Adolescent.
Nash MN, Liu CA, Maestas B, Layugan KU, Culver CC, King J, Kurahara D.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Dec;96(12):e219-e222. doi:10.1097/PHM.0000000000000734.

Reviewer: Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 2016

Editor: American Academy of Pediatrics Counsel for Sport Medicine and Fitness; Position Statement Cheerleading, 2011

Committee member for thesis: Changes in Neurocognitive Test Scores in High School Football Athletes 2010

Presenter 2005 Annual CHEST conference; “Innovative Treatment of OSA in

Down Syndrome”, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; October 29-November 3 2005

“Drotrecogin Alfa in an Infant with Gram Negative Septic Shock” Research Poster Presentation at 5 th Annual Resident Research Poster Contest; May 2003

Research Microbiologist, Oceanix Biosciences Corporation, 1996-1998
Research Assistant, Salisbury University, Department of Microbiology, 1995-1996

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