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Bliss Kaneshiro, MD MPH FACOG

Colin McCorriston Endowed Professor
Co-director of Complex Family Planning Fellowship Program
Family Planning Division Chief

Research/Education Interests:
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Contraceptive Access
Obesity and Contraceptive Efficacy
Abortion in Medically Complex Patients


Bachelor of Arts in History, 1997
Pomona College
Claremont, CA

Doctor of Medicine, 2001
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai’i
Honolulu, HI

OB/GYN Internship and Residency, 2005
Hawai’i Residency Program
Honolulu, HI

Family Planning Fellowship, 2007
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Master of Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, 2008
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR


Family Planning


Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Top Doctors in Hawai’i, 2014-2018
Honolulu Magazine

Hawai’i Reproductive Rights Doctors
Patsy T. Mink Political Action Committee Giraffe Award, 2015
Hawai’i State Legislature

Congressional Recognition presented to Hawai’i Reproductive Rights Doctors, 2015
Senator Mazie K. Hirono

Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Golden Speculum Award, 2011
Excellence in Residency Teaching
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai’i
Department of OB/GYN

Medical Student Teaching Award, 2011
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai’i
Department of OB/GYN


Kaneshiro, B., Tschann, M., Jensen, J., Bednarek, P., Texeira, R., & Edelman, A. (2017). Blood loss at the time of surgical abortion up to 14 weeks in anticoagulated patients: a case series. Contraception. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2017.03.003.

Nagamine, K., Kondo, J., Kaneshiro, R., Tauchi-Nishi, P., & Terada, K. (2017). Ovarian needle aspiration in the diagnosis and managment of ovarian masses. J Gynecol Oncol, 28(4), e40. doi:10.3802/jgo.2017.28.e40.

Melo, J., Tschann, M., Soon, R., Kuwahara, M., & Kaneshiro, B. (2017). Women’s willingness and ability to feel the strings of their intrauterine device. Int J Gynaecol Obstet, 137(3), 309-313. doi:10.1002/ijgo.12130.

For a more complete list of publications on PubMed, click here.