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Our Team

The Anesthesia Medical Group Inc. physicians are comprised of highly skilled anesthesiologists with a diversity of clinical training and experience. Our physicians with IMG have graduated from residency, fellowship and specialty training programs at leading institutions.  We enjoy working with and providing anesthesia services to the islands of Hawaii.

Ashley Black, M.D.

Dr Black is from St. Petersburg, Florida. She received her BA in economics from Wake Forest University and then her medical degree from University of Florida College of Medicine. She completed her anesthesia residency at Stanford University. She practiced for almost 2 years in the San Francisco bay area before moving to Hawaii and joining TAMGI. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two chocolate labs. 

Kevin Burnes, M.D.

Dr Burnes received his BA in Biology from the University of Virginia, and his  MD from Medical College of Virginia.  He completed residency training in anesthesiology at Oregon Health and Sciences University.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and surfing.

Jason Bluth, M.D.
  • BS Neuroscience Brigham Young University 2009
  • MD McGovern Medical School at UT Health 2013
  • Internship University of Hawaii Transitional Year Program 2014
  • Residency Duke University 2017
  • Originally from Dallas, Texas, Dr. Bluth moved back to Hawaii after training to practice with IMG. He and his wife have three kids. They enjoy homeschooling, skateboarding, movie nights, beaches, and everything Hawaii.

Travis Bond, M.D.

Dr Bond completed undergrad at Seattle University, medical school at Creighton University, residency at University of Utah and pediatric anesthesia fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s.  In his free time he attempts to keep up with his wife and four daughters in whatever adventure they are undertaking.

Mark Etter, M.D.

Dr. Etter received a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, then an MD degree and Anesthesiology specialty training from the University of Virginia. In his free time he enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, golfing, winery-ing, the symphony, and splashing in the ocean.

Nicholas Goehner, M.D.

Dr. Goehner received his BS in Biology and Physiology from the University of Washington in Seattle. He earned his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He completed residency as well as fellowship training in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, where he was Chief Resident and recipient of the Robert D Dripps Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Goehner enjoys spending time with his young children, cooking, and fixing things up around the house.

Robert Hagebak, M.D.
  • Harvard College 1986
  • U Texas Medical Branch 1990
  • Hartford Hospital Residency 1994
Kevin Kern, M.D.

Dr. Kern earned his BA in English and Chemistry at Amherst College and went on to earn his MD at UT Southwestern.  He received his specialty training in Anesthesiology at University of Florida and stayed on factilty after his training for 3 years before coming to Maui in 2001 to care for an ill relative.  He has been here ever since and has really come to appreciate the people and the lifestyle. 

Christopher Merritt, M.D.
  • BS Biology Georgetown University 2002
  • Duke University School of Medicine 2007
  • Internship University of Hawaii Transitional Year Program 2008
  • Residency Massachusetts General Hospital/Duke University 2011
  • Originally from New Orleans, Dr. Merritt practiced there for 6 years after completing his training. He moved back to Hawaii in 2017 to join IMG. He and his wife have two kids and enjoy exploring Maui’s incredible natural beauty. 

Kimberly Milhoan, M.D.

Dr Kimberly Milhoan is a graduate of Stanford University, with a B.A. in Human Biology, with a concentration in Public Health and Health Administration. She worked as a health care management consultant for American Practice Management before obtaining her medical degree from the University of California Davis School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her anesthesiology residency, as chief resident, at the University of Health Science Center in San Antonio. She was an assistant professor and then assistant clinical professor at UTHSCSA, specializing in pediatric cardiac anesthesia, until her move to Maui, and has since continued regular locums tenems care in pediatric anesthesiology at mainland children’s hospitals. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology in Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology, and a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiology. She is the president and co-founder, with her husband Kirk Milhoan, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACC, of For Hearts and Souls, a non-profit specializing in the international care of children with congenital heart disease.

Todd Miller, M.D.

Dr Miller received his BS in microbiology from Idaho State University and went on to earn his MD from The University of Washington School of Medicine. He received specialty training in Anesthesiology from The University of California at San Diego. He went on to serve his country as a Major in the United States Army where he supported Operation Desert Storm. He loves everything having to do with the ocean; an avid fisherman, open water swimmer, and paddler.

Arjun Reddy, M.D.

Dr. Reddy received his BA in Psychology and BA in History from New York University. He went on to earn his M.D. from The University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, which is now an affiliate of Rutgers University. He received specialty training in Anesthesiology from Stonybrook University Medical Center. With an interest in cardiac anesthesia he subsequently pursued sub-speciality training at The Cleveland Clinic with a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. He loves contemporary art, movies, and spending time with family and friends. 

Bryan Smith, M.D.

Dr Bryan Smith is an Anesthesiologist with more than 25 years of experience. His career began in San Diego, and progressed to Honolulu where he worked at Queens Medical Center for 5 years and served as the President of the Hawaii Society of Anesthesiologists. He came to Maui in 2006 and has worked diligently to improve anesthesia and surgical care for the people of our beautiful islands. On Maui, he has served as President of his medical group, Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, and since 2017 was chosen as the only practicing physician to serve on the Maui Health System Board of Directors, representing the voice of medical providers striving to give the best possible care to all people in Maui county.
Dr Smith received a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from The University of California at Santa Barbara. He graduated with an M.D. degree from the St Louis University School of Medicine, where he was privileged to be named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After post graduate training in Internal Medicine in Silicon Valley, he completed his residency in Anesthesiology at The University of California at San Diego, where he served as Chief Resident.Following training, Dr Smith was a Major in the US Air Force. He spends his free time on Maui enjoying moments with his family, learning and practicing sustainable agriculture, kite surfing, and scuba diving.

Nathan Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith obtained his BS in biology at South Dakota State University before attending Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. He went on to residency at the University of Utah before receiving specialty training during his Cardiothoracic Anesthesia fellowship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Thomas Spallino, M.D.

I received my MD from Creighton University School of Medicine and completed an Internal Medicine residency at that same institution’s affiliated hospitals. Vagabonded a bit with Emergency Medicine jobs in Omaha, Oahu, and Maui.

I then completed an Anesthesia residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard affiliates as well as a Cardiac Anesthesia fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, becoming board certified in the above three specialties.

I have been an Anesthesiologist at MMMC since 1988, having served as Department chair twice. At present the Department is the strongest and most congenial it’s ever been.

I love living on Maui and am a surfer, golfer (sort of ), dog walker and maybe a budding wing- foiler.

Joshua Stream, M.D.
  • Undergraduate degree:  BA in Biology and Russian, Bucknell University 2002
  • Med School:  MD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2007
  • Internship:  Internal Medicine, University of Utah, 2008
  • Residency:  Anesthesiology, University of Utah, 2011
  • Fellowship:  Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Management, University of Utah, 2012
  • Fellow, American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA)

Mike Trakas, M.D.

Dr Trakas received his BS in biology from the University of Nevada, Reno and went on to earn his MD from the University of Nevada School of Medicine (Reno/Vegas-""9th Island connection!!"").  Following his intern year in Nevada, he moved to Tucson AZ where he trained in Anesthesia at the University of Arizona.  He went on to join a  private practice group in Tucson.,. Wanting to be closer to family, he now lives in Maui,.  He loves skydiving, hiking, swimming, paddling, fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles, driving fast cars and hitting the gym.  Definitely a fan of beach days!

Daniel Vo, M.D.

Dr. Vo graduated summa cume laude from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in Molecular Biology and minors in Mathematics and Chemistry. He taught high school Math and Physics at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT before obtaining his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He completed a Pediatrics Residency at Columbia University in New York, New York and he completed his Anesthesiology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He went on to do a Pediatric Anesthesia and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Prior to joining IMG he worked at Boston Children's Hospital and was an Instructor in Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School."

Alex Wakshinsky, M.D.

Alex Wakshinsky attended the University of Miami where he completed a BS degree in Biology. He continued on as a Miami Hurricane, earning his MD from the University Of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Alex completed Intern and Residency training in Anesthesia from the University of Massachusetts Memorial School of Medicine. Following residency, he completed specialty fellowship training at University of Rochester Strong Memorial to obtain a board certification in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and became certified by the National Board of Echocardiography for Advanced PTE. He enjoys the mountains and the beaches of Maui. Some of his hobbies include cycling, wood working, and water sports, which he enjoys doing with his wife and three keiki at home. 

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