Department Graduation 2017

The end of the academic year was celebrated on June 2, 2017, with the graduation of outstanding individuals from the UH Department of Ob/Gyn’s fellowship and residency programs. The night was filled with good food and good company, as these individuals were recognized for their years of excellence in training and service to the people of Hawai‘i. Awards were also given that night to recognize faculty, residents, and graduates, who have positively impacted the educational programs in the department and exhibited excellence as educators and physicians.

Congratulations to all who have graduated, and best wishes for all of your future endeavors!


Residency Program

Sara Harris, MD
Future Plan: Physician at Kaiser Permanente Waipio Clinic

Jessica Johns, MD
Future Plan: Group practice in Oakland, CA

Kasey Kajiwara, MD
Future Plan: Department Faculty of Generalist Division

Tiffany Lai, MD
Future Plan: Gyn Onc Fellowship at UCLA

P. Gordon McLemore, MD
Future Plan: Private practice in Las Vegas, NV

Kimberly Nagamine, MD
Future Plan: Department Faculty of Generalist Division

Fellowship Programs

Kelly Yamasato, MD
Graduate of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship
Future Plan: Department Faculty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division

Shandhini Raidoo, MD
Graduate of Family Planning Fellowship
Future Plan: Department Faculty of Family Planning Division


UH Ob/Gyn Program Academic Achievement Award
Kimberly Nagamine, MD

UH Ob/Gyn Program Award for Excellence
Kimberly Nagamine, MD

CREOG National Faculty Award
Men-Jean Lee, MD

AGPO Excellence in Teaching Award
Michael Savala, MD

Colin C. McCorriston, MD Master Teacher Award
Franklin Dao, MD

Outstanding Faculty Educator Award
Michael Carney, MD

Fellow Excellence in Teaching Award
Shandhini Raidoo, MD

Outstanding Resident for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching Awards
Nikki Kumura, MD (First Year)
Tiffany Phillips, DO (Second Year)
Mark Villarin, MD (Third Year)
Sara Harris, MD (Fourth Year)
P. Gordon McLemore, MD (Overall Winner)

The American Urogynecologic Society Resident Award for Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery
Jennifer Beair, MD

Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Resident Award for Excellence in Obstetrics
Nikki Kurata, MD

The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Outstanding Resident Award
Kimberly Nagamine, MD

The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Award
Kasey Kajiwara, MD

The Ryan Program Resident Award for Excellence in Family Planning
Ricardo Molero Bravo, MD

The Society of Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology Rising Star Award
Jennifer Beair, MD

The North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Best Resident Award
Meryl Ueno, MD

The Hawaii Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Resident Advocacy Award
Sara Harris, MD

Best PGY-2 Teaching Resident Award
Meryl Ueno, MD
Sally Zhen, MD

The Philip I. McNamee, MD Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jennifer Beair, MD