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University of Hawaiʻi medical professor, OB-GYN Chair accepts award as 2017 Hawaiʻi “Physician of the Year”
Date: October 18th, 2017 in Faculty, JABSOM News, OB-GYN
Pictured: Dr. Zalud at the ceremony. HMA Photo by Vina Cristobal.
Dr. Ivica Zalud, the Kosasa Endowed Chair in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at the University of Hawaiʻi medical school, received the congratulations of a ballroom filled with his peers as he accepted the Hawaiʻi Medical Association’s 2017 “Physician of the Year” award on October 6.
In his acceptance speech, Dr. Zalud politely renamed the award, noting that he sees it as an honor for “Physicians of the Year” (plural), to include all other doctors who work for better healthcare in Hawaiʻi. Dr. Zalud mentioned the dedicated faculty MDs who work in his department at the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), and other physicians who, like him, were being honored for their service to Hawai’i.
Dr. Zalud ended his talk with a phrase adopted by his department, using the words of Queen Kapi‘olani: “Kulia Ika Nu‘u” (Strive for the highest).” Queen Kapʻiolani founded what is now the Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children in 1890. The JABSOM OB-GYN administrative offices are located there, and in cooperation with Kapʻiolani Medical Center, the department trains future OB-GYN physicians on its grounds.
About the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
In 2016, Dr. Zalud was the first physician in Hawaiʻi elected to become a fellow of the American Gynecologic and Obstetrical Society (AGOS).
See event photos courtesy of the Hawaiʻi Medical Association:
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An enduring gift creates an Endowed Chair in OB-GYN
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