Richard Kekuni Akana Blaisdell, MD

Remembering his lasting legacy for Native Hawaiian Health

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Richard Kekuni Akana Blaisdell, MD, March 11, 1925 – February 12, 2016

Richard Kekuni Blaisdell, MD, Founding Chair of the Department of Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaiʻi, died of respiratory failure this morning at The Queen's Medical Center. Surrounded by immediate family, Blaisdell passed with peace and dignity. He was 90 years old. Read more.

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