September 4, 2018 –
Pictured above, left to right: Dr. Emilie Stickley; Dr. John Uohara; Dr. Kareem Khozaim.
A new OB-GYN clinic on Hawaiʻi Island opened its doors on September 1. Dr. John Uohara, who held a private practice in Hilo for 39 years and retired on August 31, “handed off” his practice to Dr. Emilie Stickley.
She is the second UHP/JABSOM OB-GYN provider to be located in Hilo, the first being Dr. Kareem Khozaim, who practices at Hilo Bay Clinic.
Dr. Stickley joins the UHP faculty practice after serving in the United States Army as a field surgeon from 2009 to 2013. Previously, she received her M.D. from Northeast Ohio Medical University – located in a small town in rural Ohio — and completed her OB/GYN residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. After her years of service, she returned to Hawaii to work as an OB-GYN physician at Pali Momi Women’s Health Center (now the Pali Momi Outpatient Center) and became an Assistant Professor at JABSOM.
When offered the opportunity to work in Hilo, she accepted the position to work again in a rural setting. She, along with her family of five, relocated to Hawaiʻi Island.
“There are so many in this community who are committed and give back in a variety of ways,” said Dr. Stickley. “I am so excited to be a part of it and to be able to step into a role that will allow me to give so much as well.”
The new clinic is located in the Hilo Community Surgery Center, near Hilo Intermediate School. Dr. Stickley is now taking new patients for those living in Hilo or surrounding areas. To make an appointment with Dr. Stickley, please call 808-961-6608.
About the JABSOM Department of OB-GYN
The Obstetrics-Gynecology & Women’s Health Department of the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) teaches medical students, residents and fellows at multiple hospitals and faculty practice sites in Hawaii including Kapi`olani Medical Center for Women and Children, The Queen’s Medical Center and Pali Momi Medical Center. JABSOM OB-GYN faculty are physicians who work through University Health Partners of Hawaii (UHP) to provide high quality care to women facing health problems though their life span, including complications and high-risk pregnancies. This dedicated group also provides essential services to many under-insured patients in Hawaii. The department creates its clinical learning environment for medical students, residents and fellows in conjunction with UHP, giving all learners the robust real-world experience they need. The department has 42 physicians, including four who are part-time and three professors emeritus. Another 107 OB-GYN physicians in Hawaii are volunteer faculty. Specialty training is offered in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Planning and Maternal Fetal Medicine.
About University Health Partners of Hawaii (UHP)
University Health Partners of Hawaii (previously known as UCERA) is the faculty practice plan of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and is dedicated to supporting the clinical, educational, research and community service activities of JABSOM as well as other University of Hawaii health sciences. The practice plan includes about 160 participating physicians supported by about 280 non-physicians. UHP physicians provide services for multiple clinics and hospitals in Hawaii including Kapi`olani Medical Center, The Queen’s Medical Center, Kuakini Medical Center, and Pali Momi Medical Center.