Dr, Jennifer M Tavares-Pasag, DPT (co-member) is a Kauai-born “local-girl” who graduated from Waimea High School in 1999. Dr. Tavares-Pasag then went on to college at Pacific Lutheran University where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Education in 2003.
While in college, Dr. Tavares-Pasag always knew she wanted to return to Kauai to focus on helping the special needs keiki, so she furthered her education by attending the University of Southern California (USC) to obtain her graduate degree. In 2006, Dr. Tavares-Pasag obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Instead of returning to Kauai immediately after graduating with her doctorate, Dr. Tavares-Pasag thought she would better serve the keiki of Kauai by gaining valuable clinical experience working with the special needs community of Los Angeles. She worked 4 years with California Children’s Services where she developed her pediatric skill-set, as well as gained invaluable experience managing a bi-weekly orthotics clinic, as well as a monthly durable medical equipment clinic.
Dr. Tavares-Pasag brought her experience and love for our special-needs population to the island of Kauai – her home – in 2010 where she began working for the State of Hawaii’s Department of Education. Dr. Tavares-Pasag has been a physical therapist serving the island of Kauai’s school system for the past 6 years.