HONOLULU, Hawaii — Before Ed Cadman accepted the position of dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine of the University of Hawaii five years ago, two faculty committees had recommended that the university close the school.

Cadman came to Hawaii after 14 years at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was senior vice president for medical affairs and chief of staff. Previously, the oncologist was director of the cancer center at the University of California, San Francisco.

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