Cardiology Fellowship Accepts Two More Fellows; Why Hawai’i Needs More Cardiologists

The University of Hawai’i Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program launched by The Queen’s Medical Center and the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) has accepted two additional fellows. The program, now in its second year, provides intensive training in the sub-specialty of cardiology.

“This is an example of how vital our graduate medical education efforts are to the community, because we know from our study of the physician workforce that Hawai’i has 43% fewer cardiologists than it should have based on its population,” said Dr. Jerris Hedges, Dean of JABSOM. “And that shortage becomes more critical as Hawai’i’s population grows older.”

The Hawai’i Physician Workforce Shortage Report to the 2011 Hawai’i State Legislature showed a current shortage of at least 45 cardiologists. To read more about JABSOM’s Physician Workforce Study, and an island-by-island estimate of physician shortage figures, see:

Hawai’i Physician Workforce Study

To read more about the Cardiology Fellowship from The Queen’s Medical Center’s website, click our Cardiology Fellowship Update link below. By the way, our photo, courtesy of The Queen’s Medical Center, features (Front, L to R) new fellows John Michael Sycip Chua Chiaco, MD, Alexander Pan, MD, and second year fellows Kahealani Rivera, MD, and Sekon Won, MD. Behind are: Robert Hong, MD, and Assistant Program Director Christian Spies, MD.

Cardiology Fellowship Update