About Us

What does it mean that our doctor is "Board Certified"?

The American Board of Pediatrics certificate in General Pediatrics is awarded after all the following requirements have been met:

  • Graduation from an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada or from a foreign medical school recognized by the World Health Organization.
  • Completion of an additional three years of hands-on training in pediatrics in an accredited hospital residency program. 
  • Verification of satisfactory completion of residency training and acceptability as a practitioner of pediatrics, including the achievement of clinical competence and the demonstration of professional and ethical behavior.
  • Possession of a valid, unrestricted state license to practice medicine.
  • Successful completion of a comprehensive examination covering all aspects of health care for infants, children, and adolescents.
  • To remain board-certified, pediatricians must complete Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The MOC process recognizes the pediatrician's commitment to professionalism, lifelong learning and self-assessment, and the periodic evaluation of other competencies deemed necessary by the ABP for the continued provision of high-quality medical care.
    A board-certified pediatrician possesses a certificate from the ABP and is sometimes referred to as a "diplomate" of the ABP.


Bio

Dr. Irene

Dr. Irene is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics with more than 10 years of experience in hospital and outpatient Pediatrics.

She has been working in Maui since 2018. In 2020 she co-founded CH.A.M.PS Pediatrics in Maui, where she currently practices as a Private Pediatrician. In addition, she is a part-time Pediatric Hospitalist for Maui Memorial Medical Center and a Clinical instructor for John A. Burns School Of Medicine, University of Hawaii. As required, she is a Neonatal Resuscitation provider (NRP) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support provider (PALS) through the American Heart Association. 

With a Medical Degree from the University of Athens, Greece in 2008, she completed her residency training in Pediatrics at St. Sophia Childrens’ Hospital of the University of Athens, Greece with additional training at the Childrens’ Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. She completed a second residency at the Unterberg Childrens’ Hospital, an affiliate of Drexel University in New Jersey. Prior to Medical School, she graduated summa cum laude with a B.Sc. in Sports Science and Physical Education from the University of Athens. 

In addition to working as a Pediatrician in Europe, she has experience in Pediatric allergy, asthma and dermatology and has held positions such as lecturer for the University of Athens, Team doctor for the Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team of Greece, Doctor for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and Pediatrician/Scientific associate for the Department of Allergy and Asthma of the 1st Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens. 

Irene is a former World-class synchronized swimmer and coach. She was a member of the Greek National Team in synchronized swimming competing in both team and duet events and has placed in the top 5 in European Swimming Championships and finals in World Championships prior to her decision to become a Pediatrician. Her goal is to combine evidence-based Pediatrics with her experience as a swimmer and coach, providing personalized care to each child and teenager. 

Born in Washington, DC, she moved when she was 10 years old with her parents to Athens, Greece. 

She currently lives in Maui, Hawaii with her husband and two young sons, where she feels honored to be able to combine her passion for Pediatrics with the promotion of health and fitness through aquatic sports. Out of the office, she enjoys time with her family and friends paddling, surfing and traveling. 

You can see her full curriculum vitae at https://www.linkedin.com/in/irenepediatrician/

Licenses 

2018                   Hawaii State Medical Board Licensed Medical Doctor (MD-19889)

2013                   Athens Greece Medical Association Licensed Medical Doctor 

2014                   General Medical Council (GMC) United Kingdom 

Certifications

2018                   American Board of Pediatrics, ABP. 

2021                  Neonatal Resuscitation Provider, NRP, USA. 

2020                   Pediatric Advanced Life Support, PALS, USA.

2020                   Basic Life Support, BLS, USA.


Education

09/2001 - 12/2007    Doctor of Medicine (MD), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, Medical School.

09/1997 - 07/2001    Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports Science (BSSc), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Sports Science, Greece, Valedictorian.


Clinical and Teaching Experience

10/2020- current      

Pediatrician, Private Practice 

Affiliate of Maui Memorial Medical Center and Kapiolani Medical Center Founder and Co-Owner of CHAMPS Pediatrics LLC 1300 N Holopono Str Kihei HI, 96753

Clinical Instructor, University of Hawaii, JAB School of Medicine

10/2020- current     

Hospitalist Pediatrician, Locum Tenens, Maui Memorial Medical Center 09/2019- current Clinical Instructor John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii

07/2016- 06/2018    

2nd Pediatrics Residency, Unterberg Childrens’ Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, Affiliate of Drexel University, New Jersey, USA 11/2013- 03/2016 Scientific Associate/Certified Pediatrician, Department of Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, 1st Dpt of Pediatrics, Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, University of Athens, Greece

03/2013 - 05/2013   

Training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, Pediatric Dermatology, The Childrens’ Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, USA 07/2008 - 10/2013 Pediatrics Residency, 1st Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, Greece

05/2008  

Team Doctor for the Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team, Beijing 2008, Hellenic Swimming Federation, Greece.

08/2007  

Sub-Internship in Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 2004 First Aid provider, Olympic Games, Athens 2004, Greece

12/2001 - 12/2004 

Lecturer , National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Sports Science, Greece. 




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Hours of Operation (By appointment only)

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Happy Parents

    "I can’t express how grateful I am, as a mother of two young children, to have found such a wonderful pediatrician. Dr. Irene is knowledgeable, accessible, and above all, great with kids! Even though my girls have had to be poked and prodded on occasion, they still love Dr. Irene so much that they get excited to see her again - and that’s saying a lot. If you are looking for a pediatrician who you can trust with your children’s health, who can answer your questions, who gets back to you quickly, and who herself is an amazing mother, then you’ve found her! I’m so glad we have. ❤️"

    K.F. 2020 via Google reviews

    We love Dr. Irene with CHAMPS Pediatrics! My two daughters have been seeing her since 2018 and we trust her completely. She's extremely warm, understanding and takes her time to explain and answer any questions that you may have as parents. She is extremely fast with the text replies through the online portal (klara) as well, which is great for those forgotten questions in between visits. Dr. Irene is super sweet and efficient and truly cares about your experience and the welfare of your children. HIGHLY recommended!

    J.P 2020 via Google reviews

    "Dr. Irene is the most caring, gentle, genuine Pediatrician. She is so kind and loving with my boys. She makes them feel so comfortable and they are even excited when we have an appt! She was so quick to respond on the Klara App to communicate with me even during a holiday weekend and answer my questions about my son. She takes time to go over everything and answer all my questions and concerns, every time we've met with her. I've never felt rushed. I highly recommend her! She's been so great caring for my family. I feel so blessed to have been referred to her!! Thank you Dr. Irene, for caring for my kids!"

    Tammy M. via Yelp

    "Dr. Irene is amazing! She really listens to you and your concerns, and takes the time to address them. She is so gentle and kind with my kids! She has definitely exceeded our expectations! I’m positive that my kids are having the best care on island. We love her and we are so happy that she joined our Maui community!"  via Google reviews

    Sueshine R.

    "Dr. Irene is amazing. She is caring, gentle, truly listens and graciously worked with us and our children to provide the best medical care. Highly recommend!!!"  

    B.H.