About Us

University Health Partners of Hawaii provides high-quality healthcare through outpatient clinics and public school based health services, through the Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn program. We are dedicated to supporting the clinical, educational, research, and community service activities of the University of Hawaii Health Sciences Programs.

Our doctors are faculty at the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. Our nurses provide services to Hawaii’s Department of Education public school students in affiliation with the University of Hawaii’s Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing. Our clinical research is conducted at various locations across the state.

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University Health Partners of Hawaii serves a major role in supporting the clinical departments of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, the University of Hawaiʻi Health Sciences, and the Practice Partner for the UH Manoa Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing Hawaii Keiki Program.
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1965

1965: The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa develops a medical school named after then-Governor, John Burns, who strongly believed in medical education in Hawaiʻi. The medical school, John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), becomes a two-year medical school operating out of Leʻāhi Hospital in Kaimuki.

1973

JABSOM expands its medical education program to four years. The first graduates from JABSOM were the men of the Class of 1975. A few years later, women were allowed admission into the medical school.

1980s

JABSOM is tasked with managing a clinical learning environment within a hospital-based setting to enable doctors to teach residents and stay current within their fields.

1993

JABSOM creates University Health Care Associates (UHCA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, to manage its faculty practice with five initial practice locations on Oahu.

2002

UHCA changes its name to University Clinical, Education and Research Associates (UCERA) to better reflect its mission as the supporting faculty practice of JABSOM.

2008

Dr. Jerris R. Hedges, Vice Dean emeritus of Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, joins JABSOM as its Dean.

2014

UCERA is renamed University Health Partners of Hawaii to further hone its focus on local partnerships.

2014

UHP became the practice partner for the UH-Manoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene to facilitate their partnership with the Hawaii Department of Education in providing school based health services.

2017

Dr. Larry J. Shapiro, Dean emeritus of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, joins UHP as its Chief Executive Officer.

2018

UHP providers now serve in more than 100 locations throughout the islands.

2021

UHP & The Queen’s Health System join, forming the Queen’s University Medical Group – a new physician group – as part of an academic affiliation

2021

UHP & Hawaii Pacific Health form an academic affiliation

2022

Derek Wong joins UHP as its interim Chief Executive Officer.

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