Nikki B. Kurata, MD

Hometown: Hilo, Hawaii
Undergraduate School: Pacific University
Medical School: University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Residency: University of Hawaii

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

I chose University of Hawaii for my fellowship training because I had also done my residency training here and I knew that the volume and breadth of cases would provide me with excellent training.  From my experience working with the MFM faculty as a resident, I knew that they would also be great teachers and mentors for my fellowship training.

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

The best thing about being a fellow at University of Hawaii is the diverse patient population and the variety of cases that we get experience managing.

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

My favorite local foods are acai bowls, sushi, poke bowls, and musubi. My favorite place for acai bowls is Island Vintage Coffee.  I like poke bowls from Fresh Catch and Ono Seafood and my favorite place for musubi is Got’z Grindz. I love sushi, and my choice of restaurant depends on whether I am going to eat it casually or whether I want to splurge.

How do you like to spend your off-time?

I like to do yoga and HIIT workouts.  I love trying unusual ice cream flavors as well as making my own ice cream.  I also enjoy doing happy hours with friends and going to the beach.

Nikki B. Kurata, MD
3rd year Fellow
Maternal-Fetal MedicineDepartment of OB/GYN
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawai’i