Ritabelle Fernandes, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Department of Geriatric Medicine, JABSOM, University of Hawaii

Ritabelle Fernandes MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor at the Geriatric Medicine Department of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii. She is board certified in Geriatric medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Internal Medicine. She is a practicing geriatrician Kalihi-Palama Health Center and also a medical director at Bristol Hospice. She has developed many programs to serve low-income seniors such as a memory clinic, home-based palliative care services, chronic diseases group visits, caregiver support groups, and the establishment of clinics based at public housing and elder center. Dr. Fernandes has served on the Doctors work group for the State Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia. She is co-principal investigator of the Hawaii Alzheimer’s Dementia Initiative, a grant from the Federal Administration for Community Living.


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