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Department of OB-GYN & Women's Health: Savala receives teaching award

May 14, 2018 —

Photo courtesy of Department of OB-GYN and Women’s Health. 

Dr. Michael Savala, MD, of the Dept. of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, was awarded the Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award at the 2018 JABSOM Convocation on May 13.

The description for the award reads: “One from the pre-clinical curriculium directly chosen by student poll, and the other from the clinical disciplines, selected from nominations submitted by the clinical departments, reflective of teaching excellence in the third and fourth year clinical curriculum.”

Dr. Savala received the Clinical part of the award, while Dr. Louis Moreau received the Pre-Clinical portion of the award. Hoʻomaikaʻi! 

About Dr. Savala
Dr. Michael Savala received his medical degree from The Ohio State University School of Medicine and Public Health. He then completed his residency training at the John A. Burns School of Medicine in 2002. Dr. Savala is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is currently an Assistant Professor and the Medical Student Clerkship Director at JABSOM. He specializes in family planning,minimally invasive surgery, medical student and resident education and OB/GYN hospitalist services.

About the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
JABSOM faculty in OB-GYN serve families statewide. They are involved in about one-third of the annual births in the Islands, especially those involving critical care needs or children born into underprivileged families. In addition to regularly providing care for mothers and women at Kapʻiolani, the department also serves underserved families in Wai‘anae, Kalihi-Palama, Waimanalo, Lana‘i and Hilo. OB-GYN faculty treat patients on Kaua‘i and Maui, too, and they represent the only clinical practice with whole spectrum of integrated clinical care in women’s health (general OB/GYN, maternal-fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, family planning, critical care, addiction medicine and imaging). OB-GYN also has various safety and quality initiatives with other Hawai‘i Pacific Health medical centers and The Queen’s Medical Center.