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Dr. Malia Shimokawa

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Dr. Shimokawa grew up in Kaimuki, graduated from Punahou School, the University of Notre Dame, and Creighton University School of Medicine. She joined the Army in medical school and trained in pediatrics at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Shimokawa served as an active duty pediatrician stationed in Italy and deploying to Iraq. Upon returning home to Hawai`i in 2012, she cared for children at Kapi`olani Medical Center as the Medical Director of both the Cleft and Craniofacial Center and the N.E.W. Keiki (Nutrition + Exercise + Weight Management) Program and trained medical students and residents as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

Dr. Shimokawa is board-certified in pediatrics and in 2015 became the first pediatrician in Hawai`i board-certified in Obesity Medicine. Her published research is focused on obesity management in families.

Dr. Shimokawa’s husband is from Aiea and she is proud to work at PCMA. They are avid sports fans and love to travel. They enjoy family time with their children at the beach, hiking, cooking Italian food, and reading stories.


  • University of Notre Dame

    • B.A. in History, 2002

    • B.A. in Pre-Professional Studies, 2002

  • Creighton University School of Medicine, 2006


  • Tripler Army Medical Center, 2009


  • American Board of Pediatrics

  • American Board of Obesity Medicine


  • Clinical Faculty, Pediatrics, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii

  • Pediatric Resident Educator of the Year

    • Tripler Army Medical Center, 2008-2009

  • Outstanding Resident Educator of the Year

    • Tripler Army Medical Center, 2009


  • U.S. Army Health Center, Vicenza, Italy, 2009-2012

  • Kapi`olani Medical Center for Women and Children, 2012-2015

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