Dr. Steve Kemble is recently retired from the private practice of psychiatry and continues to work as a psychiatrist embedded in a hospital-based primary care clinic serving a mostly Medicaid and uninsured population. He also teaches psychiatric aspects of general medical care to internal medicine residents as an assistant clinical professor of both Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine.
Dr. Kemble is a past president of both the Hawaii Psychiatric Medical Association and the Hawaii Medical Association. He has a longstanding interest in health care reform, and he was appointed to the Hawaii Health Authority in 2011, charged with overall health planning for the State of Hawaii and with designing a universal health care system covering everyone in the state. Dr. Kemble serves on the board of Physicians for a National Health Program and chairs the PNHP Policy Committee.
Dr. Kemble attended medical school at the John A. Burns School of Medicine when it was a 2-year school, and completed medical school at Harvard. He trained in both internal medicine and psychiatry.