UH medical school is state’s leading producer of 'Top Doctors'

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tina Shelton, (808) 554-2586
Director of Communications, Office of Dean of Medicine
Posted: Sep 19, 2016

Well over half of the Hawai’i physicians identified as “Top Doctors” for 2016 are alumni and faculty of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).

The list of “Top Doctors of Hawaiʻi,” published in this month’s Honolulu magazine, includes 350 graduates or medical professors from the UH medical school. The health-care research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. identified 558 physicians statewide for the honor, based on surveys asking physician peers who they respect the most.

The “Top Doctors” issue comes the same month as the Hawai’i Physician Workforce Assessment reported that the state currently has 500 fewer doctors than its population needs.

“Maintaining and growing our medical school is the most effective way to reduce the shortage, because doctors who learn their skills in Hawai’i -- especially during the Residency Training that immediately follows medical school -- overwhelmingly stay to practice here,” said Jerris Hedges, MD, MS, MMM, JABSOM Dean and Barry and Virginia Weiman Endowed Chair.     

JABSOM oversees 230 Residents and Fellows annually in 22 post-medical school training programs at its partner health-care settings, the major community-based medical centers in Hawai’i.

Watch a video of the "Top Doctors" shot at JABSOM at https://vimeo.com/182637464

For more information, visit: http://jabsom.hawaii.edu/news-media/uh-med-now/