Vija Sehgal, MD, PhD, MPH, Associate Medical Director and EMR Physician Advocate

Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center


Dr. Vija Sehgal is the Associate Medical Director and a Pediatrician at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center in Waianae, Hawaii.  She is the Chairperson for both the Health Center’s Quality Assurance and Peer Review Committees.  She is also the Physician Advocate for their Electronic Medical Record program.  She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu, Hawaii as well.  Dr. Sehgal graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley with degrees in both Psychology and Zoology.  She received her Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan.  She was then awarded a Fellowship from the East West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii to pursue her PhD studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Infectious Disease Epidemiology.   She conducted her dissertation research, on the transmission of maternal immunity to malaria, at the Institute for Medical Research in Madang, Papua New Guinea.   Dr. Sehgal received her Medical Degree from the University of Miami.  She completed her Pediatric residency training at the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu, Hawaii and is board certified in Pediatrics.  She has been in clinical practice at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center for the past 12 years.  Dr. Sehgal has two young children and enjoys the outdoor beauty of Hawaii where she runs, having successfully completed six Honolulu Marathons.  She has noticed many parallels between parenting children, running marathons and getting providers to embrace and utilize electronic health records.

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