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Welcome! First Residents Of Primary Care Training Program

Welcome! First Residents of Primary Care Training Program

The Hilo Medical Center Foundation and Hilo Medical Center welcome first residents of Hawaii Health System Corporation Primary Care Training Program!

Family Medicine Residents Hamed Ahmadinia, MD and Ka’ohimanu Akiona, MD were welcomed with a reception on June 27th at the Hospital’s River Cottage. Hilo Medical Center Foundation (HMCF) Board Trustees, HMCF Executive Director Lori Rogers, and Hilo Medical Center (HMC) staff was among the attendees. Senator Onishi, Senator Kahele, and Representative Clifton Tsuji, to name a few, were also there to welcome the new residents. Ann Ebesuno read a letter from Senator Hirono who was unavailable.

Hamed Ahmadinia is a graduate of American University of Antigua, former Oahu personal trainer and UH Manoa graduate student. Ka’ohimanu Akiona is a graduate of the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, recipient of the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship and researcher on cancer care for native Hawaiians with Papa Ola Lokahi’Imi Hale. A third Family Medicine Resident, Svetlana Shchedrina, MD also joins HMC but was unavailable to attend the reception.

The Foundation is so grateful to the community and all our Hawaii representatives for supporting this endeavor over the past eight years. The Foundation still continues to manage the funds and accept donations for this on-going important program. To learn more about the program or Hilo Medical Center Foundation, please visit our website at

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