Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health

Introduction | Faculty & Staff | Courses

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s health is building upon its clinical and educational programs with new initiatives in clinical and laboratory research. Faculty members are currently studying preterm labor, ovarian cancer, post-partum depression, menopausal symptoms, infertility, smoking, and diabetes in pregnancy. Federal and local grants have been awarded for several of these projects.

Instruction in obstetrics and gynecology is divided into four general areas: Medical Student clerkship, student electives, residency and fellowship training, and continuing medical education. The main objectives of the basic clerkship during the third year is to give students an overall perspective of the entire field, an in-depth knowledge of women’s health care, and an ability to perform those technical skills necessary for the care of women. The elective experiences are developed to allow interested students the opportunity to acquire detailed knowledge and experience in women’s health care or within specific areas of care.

The department directs a residency training program for medical graduates who desire specialty training in the field. The MD education program is closely integrated with residency training to maintain communication and learning experience throughout training. In addition, the department also directs two fellowships in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Family Planning.

The department has active ambulatory care, education, endocrinology-infertility, maternal-fetal medicine, gynecology, obstetrics, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, and research divisions.

Phone: (808) 203-6500

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
1319 Punahou Sreet, Room 824
Honolulu, HI 96826
Fax: (808) 955-2174

Website Links:
http://www.hawaiiresidency.org/ob-gyn-residency/ob-gyn-home (Residency Program)
http://www.mfmfellowshiphawaii.org/ (Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program)


John A. Burns School of Medicine • University of Hawai`i at Manoa
651 Ilalo Street • Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813
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