Current MFM Fellows

Level 3

Melanie Maykin MD
Melanie Maykin, MD
3rd year Fellow
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Department of OB/GYN
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawai’i

Hometown: Martinez, California
Undergraduate School: University of California, at Berkeley
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency: UCSF

Why did you choose the University of Hawaii to do your training?

As ineloquent as this may be, I listened to my heart!

What’s the best thing about being a resident/fellow at the University of Hawaii?

Having the privilege to take care of and learn from the women of Hawaii. I am so humbled by our patients’ graciousness and have learned so much from them. Additionally, seeing each MFM attending pursue their individual passions (which are very different!) has been inspiring.

What are your some of your favorite local foods and places to eat?

Helena’s Hawaiian for the Pipikaula short ribs and butterfish, Ono Seafood for my favorite poke bowl,Tonkatsu Tamafuji for the best katsu, and Island Vintage’s Heavenly Lilikoi shave ice for dessert. Can you tell I like the food in Hawaii?

How do you like to spend your off-time?

Hiking, attempting to bodyboard at Waimanalo Beach, and enjoying the island breeze and rainbows.

Level 2

Kevin Saiki, MD
2nd year Fellow
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Department of OB/GYN
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawai’i

Hometown: Bakersfield, California
Undergraduate School: Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
Residency: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Why did you choose the University of Hawaii to do your training?

I was looking for a fellowship that included high acuity, high volume, a place that would help me pursue my interest in global health, and a city I could imagine spending my post-residency years recovering and thriving. This fellowship has been everything I hoped for and more.

What’s the best thing about being a resident/fellow at the University of Hawaii?

Several things! My co-fellows, the high volume of maternal/fetal cases, the patients, the supportive faculty, and being out here in the sunny Pacific ocean.

What are your some of your favorite local foods and places to eat?

Everything’s good. I can’t stop/won’t stop munching the good eats!
For shave ice: Kula Shave Ice in Haleiwa. For acai bowls: I go for the lilikoi moana bowl at Island Vintage. For sushi: Yanagi. For beer: Aloha Beer Co.
For baked goods: Pipeline Bakery cake bombs and malasadas.

How do you like to spend your off-time?

Hiking around with my wife/best bud Charley, running, reading, surfing, and spending lots of time lounging on the beach.

Level 1

Cathlyn Sullivan, MD
1st year Fellow
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Department of OB/GYN
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawai’i

Hometown: Wheaton, Illinois
Undergraduate School: Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Medical School: University of New England, Biddeford, Maine
Residency: Saint Joseph’s Hospital OBGYN Residency Program, Denver, Colorado

Why did you choose the University of Hawaii to do your training?

The faculty and fellows were approachable and enthusiastic. I was also looking for a program with a balance of clinical experience and emphasis on research. This checked the boxes for me!

What’s the best thing about being a resident/fellow at the University of Hawaii?

The unique medical and social complications of our patients have inspired me to learn, provide excellent care and teach residents/students.

What are your some of your favorite local foods and places to eat?

I registered for a fish co-op so we could have fresh fish at home! There are so many options for sushi, pho, ramen here that I am never lacking! There are too many places and I feel so lucky to be here!

How do you like to spend your off-time?

Play outside! I enjoy paddle boarding, running outside, and beaching with my family and friends.