From everyday broken bones to life-threatening conditions, we lead the state of Hawaii in pediatrics and offer convenient care for children and their families throughout the islands.

Our network of pediatricians and family doctors treats children’s general health needs, injuries and illnesses. We also have the only pediatric emergency rooms in the state, ensuring that when an emergency happens, children are treated by specialists trained in their unique medical needs.

Pediatrics at Kapiolani

Kapiolani is Hawaii's only designated pediatric center. It boasts the only emergency room with specialists trained in pediatric emergency medicine, the only Adolescent Unit for the treatment of teens and the only intensive care unit to treat critically-ill children. Kapiolani is also home to Hawaii's first fully integrated minimally invasive surgical suites, which translate to less pain and a quicker recovery for our patients. In addition, Kapiolani Children's Specialty Center provides comprehensive care for children with complex medical conditions from developmental and behavioral difficulties to neurological and genetic disorders. Our multidisciplinary teams comprise physician specialists, nurses, therapists and other health providers that specialize in treating children.

Children's Specialty Center


Kapiolani Children's Specialty Center offers comprehensive medical care for children and young adults with complex medical problems ranging from developmental and behavioral difficulties to neurological disorders.

The Center’s highly-trained specialty team has extensive expertise in the following:

  • Adolescent Health - Management and treatment of teen problems, such as eating disorders, substance abuse, and adjustment difficulties.
  • Allergy - Services include complete histories and physicals, evaluation of patients with eczema, asthma, headaches and patients who have been treated with medications without improvement.
  • Behavioral Development - Diagnosis of behavioral and developmental difficulties due to physical or mental problems, and counseling for the individual and family to help them manage and cope. The clinic also provides coordination of care for ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, school failure, cerebral palsy, head injuries, and behavioral problems.
  • Cleft Palate - Interventions and coordination of care for cleft lip and palate.
  • Immunology - Team approach to provide a continuum of care for children and adolescents with HIV and other immune deficiencies.
  • Kawasaki - Diagnosis, treatment and management for patients diagnosed with Kawasaki Syndrome, a rare illness that typically affects young children under the age of 5. Kawasaki can trigger inflammation in many different parts of the body, including the heart.
  • Lupus - An autoimmune disease which affects different parts of the body. Our specialists in pediatric rheumatology and pediatric nephrology work together to care for these children to prevent potential kidney damage.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Follow Up - Medical management, care coordination, and developmental assessments for newborns discharged from the NICU.
  • Neurodevelopment - Diagnosis of behavioral and developmental difficulties.
  • Pediatric Rheumatology - Diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders, such as pediatric arthritis, acute rheumatic fever, fibromyalgia, musculoskeletal complaints and other rheumatic diseases.
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity - Care for premature babies to prevent and treat retinopathy of prematurity.
  • Weight Management- A comprehensive approach to adolescent weight management.

Children’s Specialty Center: 1-808-983-8394

Pediatric Outpatient Clinic


The Kapiolani Pediatric Outpatient Clinic offers comprehensive pediatric services for children and teens from birth to 21 years of age. Services include:

General Services

  • Well-child checks/ physical check-ups
  • Vaccinations and TB screening
  • Hearing/vision screening
  • WIC/Head Start check-ups and lab services
  • Treatment and management of childhood illnesses
  • Coordinated management of special health problems and chronic illnesses

Diagnostic and minor surgical procedures:

  • Incision and drainage of small abscesses
  • Urinary bladder and catheterization
  • Insertion of nasogastric tube
  • Ear irrigation
  • Dressing changes for care of first-degree and limited second-degree burns

Kapiolani Pediatric Outpatient Clinic: 1-808-983-8641

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Kapiolani Comprehensive Children’s Cancer Center


According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), children's survival rates are 20- 40 % better when their care is coordinated by a pediatric oncologist and treatment is received at a comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer center.

As a member of the NCI-sponsored Children's Cancer Group, Kapiolani's Comprehensive Children's Cancer Center adheres to the institute's strict standards and provides this highly specialized care here in Hawaii, saving families the added stress of traveling to the mainland for treatment.

The team includes pediatric oncologists, pediatric surgeons, specialist surgeons (for instance a neurosurgeon or urologic surgeon), radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurses, consulting pediatric specialists, psychiatrists, oncology social workers, nutritionists, and home health care professionals — all with expertise in treating children and adolescents with cancer.

Pediatric Surgery Services at Kapiolani


Kapiolani Pediatric Surgery provides specialized minimally invasive surgical care for a wide variety of developmental and acquired problems including: Surgical repair of congenital birth anomalies including intestinal, liver/biliary, diaphragmatic and lung abnormalities

  • Inguinal hernias, abdominal hernias
  • Hydrocele
  • Tumors of the kidney and adrenal gland
  • Liver tumors
  • Undescended testicle
  • Imperforate anus and cloacal abnormalities
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Appendicitis
  • Disorders of the gallbladder
  • Surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Lymphatic or vascular tumors of the neck and chest
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Pediatric gynecology (ovarian masses, intersex disorders)
  • Common lumps, bumps and growths on the skin, head, and neck
  • Repair or treatment of chest wall deformities (pectus abnormalities)

View the Vascular Anomalies Clinic Flyer (PDF) to learn more.

Kapiolani Pediatric Surgery Services: 1-808-983-6210

This service is available at:   Kapiolani Pali Momi Straub Wilcox


When to Visit Your Pediatrician

Not counting visits to the doctor when your child is ill, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends regular health care visits according to the following timeline:

  • Before your newborn baby is discharged from the hospital.
  • Before two full days of life. Within 48 to 72 hours following discharge.
  • Within the first two to four weeks of age, then at two, four, six, nine and 12 months of age.
  • In the baby's second year, at 15, 18 and 24 months of age. Yearly visits through age six.
  • Visits at six, eight and ten years of age. And each year thereafter as needed to age eighteen.
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