2016 Top Doctors: Elizabeth M. Ignacio, M.D.
Advanced Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery UH JABSOM, Surgical Director, Queen’s Center for Sports Medicine
Curing comes from Caring
“I consider it such a blessing to walk the journey with my patients, moving forward, promoting their health, recover from injury and optimizing function” says Dr. Elizabeth Ignacio. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, she specializes in advanced arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ignacio’s aim is to enhance her patients’ quality of life by improving their ability to physically do things to bring them greater independence, achievement and joy.
For the weekend warrior, recreational fitness buff or competitive athlete, Dr. Ignacio brings her best skills, along with compassionate care. She stays on the cutting edge of the latest treatment options and draws from her far-ranging experiences as:
• Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, UH JABSOM
• Instructor, Masters in Arthroscopy International Conference
• Surgical Director, Queen’s Medical Center Sports Medicine Program
• Medical Consultant, UH Athletics since 2007
• Clinical Faculty, Southern California Center for Sports Medicine
• Member of medical staff for the Washington Redskins and the Georgetown Hoyas
Caring extends to Community
“Serving others and giving back makes us all better” says Dr. Ignacio, who devotes much time to community service to help many. She serves on the boards of Make-A-Wish, Aloha Medical Mission, American Diabetes Association, HUGS, Positive Coaching Alliance, and Ahahui Koa Anuenue.
“I pray for all my patients daily” says Dr. Ignacio. “Helping my patients be who they aspire to be is at the heart of my work. Aloha Ke Akua.”
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