Michele Hakakha, M.D., FACOG Title: OB-GYN, published author, wife, and mother Education: University of Hawaii Location: Los Angeles, CA Dr. Michele Hakakha is a nationally recognized OB-GYN, published author, wife, and mother. Experience While growing up on the island of Maui, Dr. Hakakha knew at a very young age that she wanted to pursue a career in women’s health. After attending medical school at the University of Hawaii and graduating at the top of her class with honors, she completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the world-renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She established her private practice in Beverly Hills in 2002 and in 2009, opened a new, state-of-the-art office, offering patients an array of procedures in a safe and comfortable environment. She and her staff work together closely to provide patients with compassion, respect and privacy. Over the years, Dr. Hakakha has developed a special interest in caring for patients with high-risk pregnancies as well as caring for adolescents who are transitioning to adulthood. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.