Dr. Max Botticelli Will Be Missed

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Dr. Max Botticelli

The University of Hawai’i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) ‘ohana and Dean Jerris Hedges, M.D., are saddened by the death this week of Dr. Max Botticelli.

At the same time, we are gratefully reminded of the contributions Dr. 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 our school in partnership with our 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’s medical school. That is the tremendous legacy of physician-educators like Dr. Max Botticelli and of the vision of Governor John Burns, our 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.

Memorial Fund Established to Honor Academic Medicine Pioneer Dr. Max Botticelli

The family of academic medicine pioneer Dr. Max Botticelli has told the school that in lieu of flowers, it encourages donations be made to the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).

Checks in memory of Dr. Botticelli can be made through the University of Hawaii Foundation to benefit the John A. Burns School of Medicine. (In the memo section please add “In memory of Dr. Max Botticelli”.)

Checks can be mailed to:

University of Hawaii Foundation
P.O. Box 11270
Honolulu, HI 96828-0270

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.