Hawaii Residency Program

University of Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program



Teppei Shimasaki, MD

UHIMRP Graduate 2015

"The opportunity to live in Hawaii and learning a lot in the 'family' atmosphere will make your residency training experience very special."

Dr. Shimasaki is now attending an Infectious Disease fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. (2015)



Kristy Ratkowski, MD

UHIMRP Preliminary Resident 2014-2015

"During your preliminary year, you not only grow as a medical professional surrounded by a very supportive medical ohana but you also grow as a person through all the unique opportunities Hawaii provides."

Dr. Ratkowski is currently continuing her training in Radiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. (2015)



Malissa Iida-Takashima, MD

UHIMRP Graduate 2010

"Despite the hardships, residency has been one of the best experiences of my life."

Dr. Iida-Takashima now works with Pearl City Medical Associates and UHIMRP to assist current residents during their residency. (2015)



Chong Wee Foo, MD

UHIMRP Graduate 2010

"The most supportive community of faculty, staff and colleagues that I can ever ask for."

Dr. Foo works as a Dermatologist in Eugene, OR. (2015)



Nuntra Suwantarat, MD

UHIMRP Graduate 2010

"Great learning opportunity on a paradise island."

Dr. Suwantarat is now an Infectious Disease specialist in Cleveland, Ohio. (2015)



Thana Khawcharoenporn, MD

UHIMRP Graduate 2008

"Being trained as an Internal Medicine resident at the University of Hawaii was an invaluable experience for me. Learning how to live and work in a mulicultural and laid back atmosphere helped me adjust myself well into the new working environment in Chicago. The kind and enthusiastic support from Infectious Disease attendings in Hawaii prepared me well for Infectious disease fellowing training at Rush University in Chicago. I am doing great here and hope to become a great ID specialist and researcher one day."

Dr. Khawcharoenporn now offers an HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease elective in Thailand for UHIMRP residents. (2015)


Heather Tauscheck, MD

UHIMRP Prelimary Intern 2004-2005

"My preliminary internal medicine internship at UHIMRP was my favorite year out of a decade of medical training. It was academic yet pragmatic, and I learned from competent and caring clinicians. Hawaii was bliss after four years in New York City - people were kind, and the geographic setting was extraordinary. I loved UHIMRP so much that I contemplated switching from radiology to categorical internal medicine, just so I could stay."

Dr. Tauscheck is now a Radiologist in Anchorage, AK and is affiliated with Providence Alaska Medical Center. (2015)


Dr. Ireland is pictured above at a press conference for H1N1 influenza.

James Ireland, MD

UHIMRP Graduate 2002

"I left the UH Medicine program well-prepare."

Dr. Ireland is now a Nephrologist in Ewa Beach, Hawaii and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, includig Kuakiki Medical Center and Pali Momi Medical Center. (2015)



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