Collectively, institutions access over 70,000 surgical specimens, over 150,000 cytology specimens, over eight million clinical laboratory determinations and over 700 autopsies each year. This, combined with individual faculty member consultation case material, gives our residents the widest possible exposure to pathology material.
During the four-year Residency, residents rotate through several institutions including 3 major hospitals: Kaiser Permanente aka Kaiser Foundation Hospital (Moanalua), The Queen's Medical Center, and Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Specialty training is conducted at the Medical Examiner's Office, Queen's Medical Center Genetics Laboratories, Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP, Blood Bank of Hawaii and Tripler Army Medical Center.
Our graduates have done very well in passing the examinations in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology given by the American Board of Pathology, with nearly all passing on the first attempt. All of our recent graduates found jobs by the time they graduated.
The Queens Medical Center
The Queen's Medical Center, located in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii, is a private, non-profit acute medical care facility. It is the largest private hospital in Hawaii, licensed to operate with 526 acute care beds and 30 sub-acute beds. The medical center has more than 3,500 employees and 1,000 physicians on staff. As the leading medical referral center in the Pacific Basin, Queen's offers a comprehensive range of primary and specialized care services.
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Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Hawaii
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii (KPH) Hawaii Permanente Medical Group (HPMG) represents the largest group practice in the state-with 307 physicians on staff, including 187 specialists; they represent 16 percent of the physicians in the entire state. KPH was recently awarded the National Committee for Quality Assurance award "excellent" status for demonstrating levels of service & clinical quality that meet or exceed its rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement.
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Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
Kapi`olani Medical Center for Women & Children is one of the Pacific region's leaders in the care of women and children, with 232 beds and 90 bassinets. As the Regional Perinatal Center of the Pacific, this institution annually conducts more than $2 million in research activity, and is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine.
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ADDITIONAL TRAINING SITES
Residents have the opportunity to work with other established UH
Pathology Residency Program graduates, to name a few just on Oahu:
- Dr. David Shimizu, Program Director and Director of Laboratories, The Queen's Medical Center
- Dr. Kirk Hirata, Associate Pathologist, The Queen's Medical Center
- Dr. Pamela Tauchi-Nishi, Associate Pathologist, The Queen's Medical Center
- Dr. Ana Ortega-Lopez, Pathologist, The Queen's Medical Center
- Dr. Hiroko Shinoda, Pathologist, The Queen's Medical Center
- Dr. Wesley Kim, Director of Medical Education, The Queen's Medical Center
- Dr. David Goo, Associate Pathologist, The Queen's Medical Center
- Dr. Stanley Loo, Associate Pathologist, Kaiser Foundation Medical Center
- Dr. Stacey Honda, Institutional Training Coordinator, Kaiser Foundation Medical Center
- Dr. Brock Kaya, Director of Medical Education, Kaiser Foundation Medical Center
- Dr. Jodi Matsuura-Eaves, Associate Pathologist, Kaiser Foundation Medical Center
- Dr. Jonathan Kitayama, Pathologist, Kapiolani Medical Center
- Dr. Jeffery Killeen, Director of Medical Education, Kapiolani Medical Center
- Dr. Jane Uyehara-Lock, Staff Pathologist, University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine
- Dr. David Horio, Staff Pathologist, University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine
- Dr. Glenn Furuya, Director of Medical Education, Clinical Labs of Hawaii