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Three out of four of Hawaiʻiʻs “Top Doctors” are JABSOM ʻOhana

Date: September 22nd, 2015 in Alumni News, Faculty, JABSOM News    Print or PDF

The Top Doctors magazine cover

The top doctors in the 50th State continue to be those affiliated with the University of Hawai’i Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).

Nearly three of four physicians identified this month in Honolulu Magazine as “Hawaiʻi’s Top Doctors” for 2015 are graduates of the UH medical school, its MD Residency or Fellowship programs, or serve on its faculty.

In the field of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, for example, 22 out of 27 specialists who made the magazine’s “Top Doctors” list are JABSOM-trained.

“The University of Hawai’i medical school is the single most important contributor to the physician workforce in Hawaiʻi, and produces extraordinary doctors,” said JABSOM Dean Jerris Hedges, MD.

Some of the 288 JABSOM-affiliated "Top Doctors in Hawaiʻi" pose at JABSOM with several of our future MDs.

Some of the 288 JABSOM-affiliated “Top Doctors in Hawaiʻi” pose at JABSOM with several of our future MDs.

The magazine published a list of 532 physicians in its September 2015 “Top Doctors” issue. The physicians chosen for the honor were selected by Castle Connolly, a company which collected nominations and screened finalists for the honor as part of its “Americaʻs Top Doctors” survey. Physicians were asked to nominate peers who stand out for their excellence in their field and to whom they would recommend to members of their own family seeking care.

2015 is a watershed year for the John A. Burns School of Medicine. It is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding. This past March, U.S. News & World Report named JABSOM the 19th best U.S. medical school for its primary care training program.

JABSOM and its Graduate Medical Education programs have trained more than 4,000 doctors since the school was founded in 1965. Nearly half of the doctors currently treating patients in the islands are JABSOM alumni or faculty.

By Tina Shelton

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