University of Hawaii OB-GYN Residency Program
Ivica Zalud MD PhD named Physician of the Year 2017
Ivica Zalud, MD, OB-GYN Chair was named the 2017 "Physician of the Year"  by the Hawai`i Medical Association (HMA). He will receive this honor on October 7th at the 2017 Ola Pono Ike banquet at the Hilton Hawaiian Villiage.
On July 10, 2017, a special presentation was held to recognize the appointment of two faculty members to endowed professorships previously established by Dr. Thomas Kosasa and to announce Dr. Kosasa’s additional philanthropic investment in the department. Dr. Keith Terada and Dr. Men-Jean Lee have been appointed to the Kosasa Endowed Professorships; both are outstanding individuals who have furthered the department’s mission and made names for themselves in their respective sub-specialties–Gynecologic Oncology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Furthermore, Dr. Kosasa has now dedicated his fifth major philanthropic investment and his fourth endowed professorship, of which Dr. Michael Carney is the intended appointee: The Kosasa Endowed Professorship in Gynecologic Oncology.
Dr men-Jean lee and Dr Keith Terada appointed Kosasa Professorships established by Dr Thomas  Kosasa
Pictured (left to right): Michael Carney, MD; Keith Terada, MD; Men-Jean Lee, MD; Thomas Kosasa, MD; Dean Jerris Hedges, MD, MS, MMM; Santosh Sharma, MD; Satoru Izutsu, PhD; Ivica Zalud, MD, PhD; Donna Vuchinich.
Satoru Izutsu, Ph.D. and Ivica Zalud, M.D., Ph.D. awards recipient Lisa Kellett, (Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Administrator, Medical Student Education Administrator and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health Conference Coordinator) the 2016 University of Hawai`i Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service by an Administrative, Professional and Technical Employee.
Lisa Kellet awarded 2016 UH Award for Outstanding Service
The new endowed Ob-Gyn professorship celebrated on December 21, 2015 help drive John A. Burns School of Medicine rise to #19 among the best primary care medical schools in the nation.  
Left to Right: Chip Ellis, University Health Partners, Chief Financial Officer, Donna Vuchinich, University of Hawaii Foundation President & CEO, Dean Jerris Hedges, MD, MS, MMM, Dean & Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicne and Ivica Zalud, MD, PhD, Professor & Kosasa Endowed Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
Marcie Dela Cruz gives birth to quintuplets at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children on October 10, 2015. "In Hawaii, Kosasa says the chance of having twins is one in 100 (six sets per month), triplets are one in 6,000 (once a year), and quadruplets one in 700,000 (one in 10 years), and quintuplets are one in 55 million."
Highlights from the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health's Mahalol event, held on August 25, 2015 at the Sullivan Conference Center, JABSOM in honor of our Clinical Faculty!
A special 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Gift  Celebration in honor of Dr. Sharma and the Kosasa Family for their generous investments in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health took place at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Their gifts will create: 
The Lakshmi Devi and Devraj Sharma Endowed Chair
The Kosasa Endowed Chair
The Kosasa Endowed Professorships 
Paul Kosasa_Thomas Kosasa_Santosh Sharma_Ivica Zalud Left to Right: Paul Kosasa, Thomas Kosasa, M.D., Santosh Sharma, M.D. and Ivica Zalud, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr Steve Ward - Lakshmi Devi & Devraj Sharma Endowed Chair RecipientSteven Ward, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Biogenesis Research has been chosen as the first Lakshmi Devi and Devraj Sharma Endowed Chair Recipient for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health. Dr. Ward holds dual appointments in Anatomy, Biochemistry & Physiology and Ob/Gyn, February 4, 2015.
$5 million gift from the Kosasa family, invests in Ob/Gyn training and research at the University of Hawaii, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, January 23, 2015.

An Enduring Gift Creates Endowed Chair, from Professor Emeritus Santosh Sharma, August 20, 2014.

Slide Show : Glimpsing OB-GYN RESIDENTS Training at JABSOM, in the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, UHMedNow, November 10, 2011. 

Graduates Return as MDs in OB-GYN Residency Training Session
, in the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, UHMedNow, September 20, 2011.
Photo credits: Karen Akiyama.
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