Patricia Blanchette is the former CEO and Chief Medical Officer of the University Health Partners at the University of Hawai`i. She earned her MD from the John A. Burns School of Medicine, as well as her MPH from the UH School of Public Health. After completing her residency at Dartmouth Medical School and a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Blanchette returned to Hawai`i and founded its first Geriatric Medicine education program.