Pictured: Scarlett Johnson, MD worked closely with Jessica Kosut MD, JABSOM Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatrics Division Chief at Kapiʻolani Medical Center, the training hospital partner for Pediatrics at the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine.  Click here for more information on their current Cat Scratch Disease research.

The department of Pediatrics is committed to providing a comprehensive program of training, service, and research in the field of pediatrics. Departmental responsibilities for pediatric teaching involve multiple levels from first-year medical students to post-residency trainees, both physician and allied health personnel.

Pediatric training encompasses all aspects of child life and health.

The basic philosophy of the pediatric teaching program is that every person in the medical and paramedical profession should have an understanding of the dynamic nature of growth and development from conception to maturity.

Teaching of medical students at all four levels must cover a number of subspecialty areas in order to provide a basic and comprehensive training in pediatrics. The department provides post-medical specialty training through the University of Hawai‘i Pediatric Integrated Residency Program.

Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship training  is offered to physicians having completed their basic pediatric graduate training.

The department of Pediatrics also is responsible for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Pediatric Emergency Care located at the Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children, and provides administrative support services to maintain departmental operations.

To contact the Department Administration, including Chair Dr. Kenneth Nakamura:
(808) 369-1200
Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children
1319 Punahou Street, 7th Floor
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96826

Departmental Annual Report:   Department of Pediatrics, 2019-2020 Annual Report

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