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Looking Forward At UCERA

Four doctors standing next to each other, Woodruff, Mikami, Blanchette, and Murayama

Pictured L-R: Surgeons Stacey Woodruff, MD; Dean Mikami, MD; Interim Associate JABSOM Dean of Academic Affairs Patricia Blanchette, MD and Surgery department chair Kenric Murayama, MD. 

Written by Tina Shelton, UH Med Now

January 7, 2017 — Faculty members of the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Department of Surgery have opened a new clinic and are inviting new patients and referrals. The clinic is located at The Queen’s Medical Center Physician Office Building II, suite 207. The surgery clinic is operated by University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi (UHP), a practice plan made up of faculty of the University of Hawaiʻi who are also health providers.

The clinic provides care for patients in the preoperative, operative and postoperative period for wide variety of minor and complex problems focusing on advance laproscopy, GERD (acid reflux), hernias, complex hernias, biliary diseases including gallbladder and pancreas, thyroid and parathyroid, endocrine tumors, colorectal diseases, colorectal cancer, gastrointestinal tumors, breast diseases and skin lesions.


A patient exam room at the UHP Surgery Clinic, JABSOM Department of Surgery, Queen’s Physician Office Building (POB) II

Dr. Kenric Murayama, a surgeon who earned a national reputation of excellence while practicing in Pennsylvania, returned to his alma mater, JABSOM, in 2015. He leads an energetic team of surgeons with diverse practice experience at the new clinic. They include:

Kenric Murayama, MD: Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery with a focus on laparoscopic treatment for Benign Esophageal Disorders, Abdominal Wall Hernias, and Morbid Obesity

Stacey Woodruff, MD: Surgery, General Surgery, Laproscopic Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Primary Hyperthyroidism, Endocrine Surgery

Dean J. Mikami, MD: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Advanced Hernia Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy, Surgical Education

Manami Okado, MD : Diseases of the breast, gastrointestinal surgery

All can be reached at:
Telephone: (808) 439-8423
Fax: (808) 369-0996
Clinic Location: 1329 Lusitana Street, Suite 207 (Queen’s Physician Office Building II)

About the JABSOM Surgery Department:
The Surgery Department at JABSOM is headquartered on-site at The Queen’s Medical Center, one of JABSOM’s community-based academic health centers. The surgery faculty includes 50 academic faculty and over 250 appointed private surgical attending physicians. In addition to the Directors of Surgical Education, there are division chiefs for anesthesiology, ENT, emergency medicine, hyperbaric medicine, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, radiology, SICU education, surgical research, thoracic, transplant, trauma, urology, ultrasound and vascular surgery. Other academic training partners include Hawaiʻi Pacific Health, Kuakini Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, and the Tripler and VA Health Systems.

About University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi (formerly known as UCERA)
University Health Partners of Hawaii is the faculty practice of the University of Hawaiʻi, supporting the clinical departments of family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, geriatrics, hyperbaric medicine, audiology and speech therapy, psychiatry, psychology and Native Hawaiian Health. Our faculty healers provide high-quality healthcare while also training the future health care workforce in Hawaiʻi. Clinical research conducted in our training sites constantly improves our ability to diagnose and treat health issues that most commonly impact the citizens of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. Established in 1993, UHP of Hawaiʻi was formerly known as UCERA.

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