Statement about Dr. Max Botticelli, an academic medical pioneer in Hawai'i

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tina M. Shelton, (808) 692-0897
Director of Communications, Office of Dean of Medicine
Posted: Mar 23, 2012

Dr. Max Botticelli
Dr. Max Botticelli
The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa's John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) ʻohana and Dean Jerris Hedges, MD, are saddened by the March 22, 2012 death of Dr. Max Botticelli.
At the same time, we are gratefully reminded of the contributions Professor Botticelli made to the education and training of generations of physicians from Hawai’i.
Dr. Botticelli was a leader integral to the tremendous advancement in the quality of health care in our state which can be attributed to the training offered at JABSOM in partnership with Hawai’i's teaching hospitals, The Queen’s Medical Center, Kuakini Medical Center, Hawai’i Pacific Health’s medical centers and Wahiawa Hospital, as well as other partnerships in clinics and hospitals (and the offices of nearly 1,000 volunteer physician faculty members) statewide.
Nearly half of all practicing physicians in Hawai’i have been trained at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa's medical school.
That is the tremendous legacy of physician-educators like Dr. Max Botticelli and of the vision of Governor John Burns, the Hawai’i State Legislature, elected and community leaders who have followed, and the people of Hawai’i who continue to support Hawai’i’s medical school.
Note:  A notice in the Friday, March 23 issue of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser conveys that a celebration of life for Dr. Botticelli will be held at the Mid-Pacific Country Club from 3-5 p.m. next Tuesday, March 27.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine.
For information on the memorial fund established to honor Dr. Botticelli, visit:

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