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.
Many of her patients have been with her since the start of her practice and it is not uncommon for Dr. Hakakha to care for multiple generations within a family. Dr. Hakakha is an active member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She believes in the importance of maintaining established skills while continuing to explore the literature and incorporate new and exciting medical breakthroughs into her practice. Dr. Hakakha is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and maintains her certification annually through a rigorous Maintenance of Certification process set forth by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Most importantly, she is the mother of two amazing daughters, Leila and Ava. They enjoy spending time together playing tennis, hiking and traveling.
Dr. Hakakha cares for women of all ages, with obstetric, gynecologic or fertility issues. She performs her outpatient surgical cases at the Roxbury Surgery Center and is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she delivers babies and performs her more in-depth surgical cases.
After being in private practice for many years and identifying the need for an up-to-date, concise, educational book available to expecting mothers, Dr. Hakakha decided to co-author Expecting 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Pregnancy. This book is the first pregnancy book written by two physicians (an OBGYN and a pediatrician) who are also mothers. The result is a down-to-earth, “no paranoia” guide through pregnancy that offers mothers-to-be the most current medical information delivered in a girlfriend-to-girlfriend tone.