Hawaii Residency Programs

Professor Medicine and Clinical Professor Community Pediatrics

Location (Faculty):
Hawaii Center For AIDS- John A. Burns School of Medicne, University of Hawaii, 651 Ilalo Street, Room BSB 231B, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone: (808) 692-1310   FAX: (888) 805-0403



Dr. Dominic Chow is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). He is the Medical Director of the Clint Spencer Immunology Clinic, and a Co-Investigator at the Hawaii Center For AIDS. He is an attending physician at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children and the Queen Emma Clinics where he participates in the medical training of categorical pediatric, internal medicine, and triple board residents. He completed medical school at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and his Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residency at the Yale Medical School Affiliated Bridgeport Hospital. He subsequently studied Preventive Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health where he earned his Masters of Public Health in International Health. Eager to reduce childhood mortality and morbidity, he worked in Guyana, South America as short term consultant under the Expanded Programme for Immunization at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). He helped curb a Yellow Fever outbreak in Guyana during the late 1990’s. He joined the JABSOM faculty in 2000 as an investigator at the Hawaii Center For AIDS. He completed his PhD in Clinical Research at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has extensive experience in developing, acquiring and implementing local and national grants.
Research Summary
Dr. Chow's research and academic interests include the complications of HIV and antiretroviral therapy on the autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular system, glucose, and liver metabolism. 
Honors and Awards
* Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, UH Internal Medicine Residency Program, May 2014
* Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching, University of Hawaii, April 2014
* Best Doctors of Hawaii 2011-2014, Honolulu Magazine, Honolulu, HI, 2014
* Best Doctors in America 2011- 2014
* 2014 Suzanne Richmond-Crum Award Recipient, award for outstanding contribution in providing HIV/AIDS services in the State of Hawaii, State of Hawaii Department of Health STD/AIDS Prevention Branch, Honolulu, HI, December 1, 2013
* University of Hawaii at Manoa Office of Public Health Studies Certificate of Appreciation; In recognition of serving as a Masters of Public Health Practicum Preceptor, September 2011
* University of Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program Ambulatory Medicine Teaching Attending of the Year Award, 2008-2009, June 2009
* Nominee, 2006-2007 University of Hawaii Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
* Nominee, 2006-2007 University of Hawaii at Manoa Excellence in Teaching Award
* Invited Speaker, Workshop on HIV Counseling, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, September 2006.
* University of Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program Ambulatory Medicine Teaching Attending of the Year Award, 2005-2006, June 2006
* University of Hawaii Pediatric Residency Program Faculty Teaching Award 2004-2005, June 2005
* Delta Omega Honor Society, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene, May 1998
* Certificate of Dedication, Migrant Farm Workers Project, Three Lower Counties, Maryland, July 1998
* George Brown Longstreth Humanness Award, Bridgeport Hospital, December 1997
* Certificate of Appreciation from the People of Iloilo City, Philippines, February 1995
* Medical Alumni Fund Award in Preventive Medicine, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, August 1992


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