Ob/Gyn Residency Program expands to Hilo

The University of Hawaiʻi medical school has deployed its first full-time compensated faculty member to Hilo. This spring, Dr. Kareem Khozaim became the first Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health (OB-GYN) physician in Hilo employed by University Health Partners, or UHP, the JABSOM faculty practice plan.

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Next year, in collaboration with the Hilo Bay Clinic and Hilo Medical Center, Khozaim and volunteer clinical faculty already teaching on Hawai’i Island will begin training OB-GYN physicians in their third year of MD Residency. The hope is that the MDs, in their last stages of preparation for licensure and board certification, will consider opening their own practices in East Hawai’i, where their services are critically needed, when their training is completed.