Certified Professionals

Welcome to the Kōkua Mau Professional Resources section. In this section, you can find upcoming professional education course offerings, palliative & end-of-life care events and volunteer opportunities, and referral lists for providers who specialize in geriatric, pain management, and hospice & palliative care.

In the past Kōkua Mau posted PDF files of certified medical professionals in Hospice and Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine. With the fast pacing change of technology, PDF files become outdates quickly and this information is now available on-line.

We have listed links to websites where you can search for the specialist you are looking for with up-to-date information.

Searching for a Hospice and Palliative Care or Geriatric Medicine physician in Hawai‘i?

American Board of Medical Specialties www.certificationmatters.org 

  • Note: You need to register to access this database. This service is intended for consumers to research physicians for their own personal use and is not authorized for commercial or business use. Information provided by this service is not valid for credentialing purposes.

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)

Provides a comprehensive list with links of all certifications.

AAHPM offers a patient website, where you can find resources as well.

Other wesbites – Physicians:

American Board of Pain Medicine (ABPM)

American Pain Society (APS)


American Board for Certification in Hospice & Palliative Nursing (NBCHPN)

Other Professionals:

Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) – Certificate in Thanatology

Note: These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Kōkua Mau of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation, organization or individual. Kōkua Mau bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.