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Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children
1319 Punahou Street, Room 742
Honolulu, HI 96826
Tel: (808) 369-1200
Fax: (808) 369-1212


K. T. Nakamura, MD (Chair)—neonatology
K. K. Abe, MD—pediatric neurology
B. Ackermann, MD—pediatrics
V. Balaraman, MD—neonatology
T. M. Bane-Terakubo, MD—pediatrics
R. B. Boychuk, MD—emergency medicine
M. O. J. Chang, MD—pediatrics
R. K. S. Chang, MD—critical care
S. S. P. Chen, MD—pediatrics
N. Ching, MD PhD— infectious disease
T. T. Coleman-Satterfield, MD—emergency medicine
J. R. Di Rocco, DO—pediatrics
P. J. Di Rocco, MD—emergency medicine
P. J. Eakin, MD—emergency medicine
A. K. Feng, MD—critical care
P. H. Francisco-Natanauan, MD—pediatrics
G. M. French, MD—developmental/behavioral pediatrics
B. Gangaram, MD—pediatrics
F. J. Garcia, MD—emergency medicine
D. W. Glaser, MD—hematology/oncology
L. Grant, DO—pediatric neurology
J. J. Harrington, MD—critical care
C. Hirai, MD—neonatology
T. K. F. Hong, MD—emergency medicine
A. S. Inaba, MD—emergency medicine
L. K. Iwaishi, MD—developmental pediatrics
L. M. Iwamoto, MD—neonatology
S. Jain, MD—pediatrics
J. S. Jensen, MD—hematology/oncology
J. R. King, DO—sports medicine/dance medicine
J. L. King, DO—pediatric gastroenterology
J. S. Kosut, MD—pediatrics
S. Kuo, MD—neonatology
D. K. Kurahara, MD—pediatric rheumatology
M. S. I. Kyono, MD—pediatrics
W. T. Kyono, MD—hematology/oncology
R. L. A. Lau, MD—pediatric nephrology
J. J. Lee-Jayaram, MD—emergency medicine
K. A. Len, MD—pediatrics
J. C. Lin, MD—pediatrics
M. Maxym, MD—pediatrics
D. Medeiros, MD—hematology/oncology
J. C. Meister, MD—pediatrics
M. E. Melish, MD—infectious disease
B. M. Mizuo, MD—pediatrics
J. E. Musgrave, MD—pediatric nephrology
L. Y. Nakagawa, MD—emergency medicine
K. Natarajan, MD—pediatrics
C. R. Neal, MD—neonatology
B. M. Nishikawa, MD—pediatrics
C. K. Okado, MD—pediatrics
J. K. Okamoto, MD—developmental/behavioral pediatrics
A. O’Kelly, MD—general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatrics
M. M. Okihiro, MD—pediatrics
S. Patel, MD—pediatrics
D. V. Reddy, MD—pediatric cardiology
M. Sato, MD—emergency medicine
W. P. Shea, MD—pediatrics
W. K. T. Shim, MD—pediatric surgery
B. T. Shiramizu, MD—hematology/oncology
C. C. J. Sia, MD—pediatrics
S. L. Sood, MD—neonatology
L. Y. Tanaka, MD—critical care
M. Uehara, MD—developmental/behavioral pediatrics
R. K. Wada, MD—hematology/oncology
T. Wang, MD—pediatrics
R. Wilkinson, MD—pediatrics
J. A. Wong, MD—pediatrics
Y. C. Wu, MD—pediatrics
K. P. Xoinis, MD—critical care
K. S. Yamamoto, MD—pediatric rheumatology
L. G. Yamamoto, MD—emergency medicine
R. T. Yanagihara, MD—infectious disease

Degree Offered: MD

The Academic Program

Pediatrics (PED) is the specialty of medical science concerned with the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. The discipline deals with biological, social, and environmental influences on the developing child and with the impact of disease and dysfunction on development.

The Department of Pediatrics offers specialty training for the medical student, as well as post-MD residency training and subspecialty experience. The medical student curriculum consists of the core curriculum for pediatrics completed during the third year of the MD program. A wide variety of electives in different sub-specialties are offered during the fourth year of the MD program in addition to sub-internship opportunities in various clinical disciplines. The Post-MD residency program accommodates eight MDs (yearly) in a three year ACGME-accredited curriculum preparing them for a career in pediatrics or furthering their training in a subspecialty within pediatrics. There is also ACGME-accredited training in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (Neonatology), which is a three year program following the Pediatric Residency Training and is jointly sponsored by Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children and Tripler Army Medical Center as the clinical training sites.

The Department of Pediatrics is very active in clinical and quality improvement research with majority of the activities being done at Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children.

PED Courses