Board Members

Dr. Nick Crawford

Dr. Nick Crawford is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, director of orthopedic sports medicine and associate program director with the University of Hawaii School of Medicine department of orthopedic surgery.  Originally, from Reno/Lake Tahoe area but relocated here on Oahu in 2005.  After his college football career at University of Nevada, Reno, he went on to medical school in Reno, Nevada eventually ending up in Hawaii hitched to a beautiful local Hawaii family. 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.  Soon into his career he became the lead orthopedic doctor with the University of Hawaii Football team and has been loving that part of his job ever since.  He started the HOPE sports not-for-profit educational foundation which promotes education to protect athletes and also provides scholarships. 

He is board certified and fellowship trained in sports medicine, arthroscopy and hip preservation surgery. He is also affiliated with the US Ski and Snowboard team hoping to win Olympic gold.  Career interests include sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery and eventually would love to represent the USA at the Olympic games. He completed a separate fellowship in hip arthroscopy surgery. Performs advanced open and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip and knee. Areas of research include ACL reconstruction, hip arthroscopy and shoulder labrum/rotator cuff injuries currently.

Ralph Goto

Ralph 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.

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.   

Dr. Jae You

Dr. Jae You is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in musculoskeletal conditions of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. His clinical expertise includes complex reconstruction and minimally invasive arthroscopic management of these joints.  Dr. You was born in Korea and raised in Hawai’i.  He earned his medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha Honors at the University of Hawaii JABSOM.  He completed orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Hawaii.  Following residency, he completed an Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery fellowship at the University of California San Francisco where he served as the assistant team physician to the San Francisco Giants, University of San Francisco women’s and men’s basketball and soccer teams and Cal men’s basketball team.  

Following fellowship, he was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to come back home and join Hawaii Pacific Health- Straub Medical Center as an orthopedic sports and shoulder surgeon. His contribution to the medical community includes published articles, presentations, and book chapters on shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff repairs, hip arthroscopy, ligament and cartilage injuries.  He also serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Jennifer King

Dr. Jennifer King completed her pediatric residency at Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey and her sports medicine fellowship at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. During her fellowship, she provided medical coverage for Rutgers University, Georgian Court University, and Holmdel High School, as well as coverage for the Olympic Development Program for Soccer and Little League Baseball. She has a special interest in Dance and Performance Medicine, injury prevention, and the female athlete. She has been practicing in Hawaii since 2008. 

Her professional interests include sports medicine, concussions, headaches and knee injuries. She is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; Council for Sports Medicine and Fitness; International Association of Dance Medicine and Science.