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Kaka‘ako Waterfront Campus
651 Ilalo Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808) 692-1130


J. M. Hardman, MD (Chair)—neuropathology and laboratory medicine
Y. Hokama, PhD—immunopathology
B. J. Kaya, MD—neuropathology
S. T. Komura, MD—general pathology
M. L. Nelson, PhD—environmental influences on growth and development of endocrine systems, clinical anatomy
K S. Thompson, MD—pediatric pathology
M. Volini, PhD—molecular mechanisms of biological regulatory processes; mechanism, function, and biochemical genetics of enzymes; signal transduction to the mitochondria
H. Y. Yang, MD, PhD—kidney and surgical pathology, electron microscopy

Degree Offered: MD

The Academic Program

Pathology (PATH) is the study of disease. Instruction in pathology is open to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students and residents. All medical students may elect to take PATH 515 as a part of the problem-based learning curriculum. PATH 541 provides essential autopsy experience for all third- and fourth-year medical students, and residents may enroll in one or more of PATH 545, 670, and 699. Instruction in laboratory medicine for the practicing physician, clinical pathology, anatomic pathology, clinical immunology, and pathology of aging, nutrition, and/or alcoholism is offered.

The department directs an integrated residency program in pathology. Residents are based at Kaiser Hospital, Queen’s Medical Center, and St. Francis Hospital and participate in the training of medical students and residents alike. Clinical faculty come from all the community hospitals and provide gross and microscopic specimens for demonstration and clinico-pathologic correlations for medical students and residents. In addition, they participate in seminars and give lectures along with the full- and part-time faculty.

PATH Courses