Bliss Kaneshiro

Bliss
Kaneshiro

Professor,
Department of Obstetrics,
Gynecology, and Women’s Health
John A. Burns School of Medicine

Dr. Bliss Kaneshiro of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine is recognized for setting the bar high as a physician committed to unifying medicine, research and education in the field of family planning, building on underlying principles of social justice. She teaches students to be attentive to disparities in health care as the most significant medical challenge, and to think about innovative ways to reach the most disadvantaged in our communities. A community colleague reports, “These are very overwhelming issues, and I cannot overstate the importance of them being raised in the teaching setting.” Dr. Kaneshiro’s teaching relies on three tenets: every human being deserves the opportunity to attain his or her full health potential; respecting patient autonomy is the cornerstone to patient care; and, physicians must adopt a lifestyle of continuous learning. She fosters an environment of enquiry amongst students, residents, fellows and junior faculty in the department and by involving and educating all levels of learners, she leaves a deep and sustainable impact on young physicians to carry on advancement in reproductive medicine. Her calm manner and encouraging nature balance her high expectations. Many students credit Dr. Kaneshiro’s wisdom, guidance and opportunities for them “now living my dream of attending medical.” Colleagues recognize that Dr. Kaneshiro “distinguishes herself from others climbing the ladder of success because she brings others up the ladder with her”. She has proposed innovative ways to incentive and recognize faculty for their educational efforts and to improve medical resident education as well. Dr. Bliss Kaneshiro is a true leader, sought out by learners and trainees at every level: students, graduate students, medical students, residents in obstetrics/gynecology as well as other fields, post-residency fellows and even other faculty.


Department of Obstetrics,
Gynecology, and Women’s Health