Skip to content

Ali’i Health Center (AHC), a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, was formed in 2007 and has experienced tremendous growth since its inception. Over the years, we have had the privilege of witnessing firsthand the transformational power of health care and have seen lives changed and Ohana brought closer together by the shared experience of caring for one another. Located in the Keauhou Shopping Center, AHC provides quality primary care and specialty services to our Hawaii Island Ohana.

Mission

Ali`i Health Center will provide high quality medical care to the West Hawai`i community in collaboration with, and support of, Kona Community Hospital. We will provide a compassionate and caring environment in the spirit of service that reflects our core values of listening, caring and leading.

Vision

We seek to develop our business and clinical practices to maximize efficiency and provide high quality, integrated services to our patients. We will enhance existing services, create new strategic opportunities, and expand within the geographic area, while building value for our patients, community, employees, and providers.

Services

Latest Providers

Welcome to a new year! Ali’i Health Center is thrilled to introduce key additions to our medical team in West Hawaii.
We’re excited for the enhanced healthcare services and expertise these professionals bring to our community.

Dr. Chris Porter
Christopher R. Porter, MD
Urology
Dr. Christopher R. Porter, a renowned Urologist, joins us with a rich background in prostate and testicular cancer care from the University of Washington and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.
Dr. Chris Porter

Christopher R. Porter, MD

Urology

Dr. Christopher R. Porter, MD, a distinguished figure in the field of Urology, has made significant contributions to the domain throughout his illustrious career. He serves as the Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of Washington and holds pivotal roles at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health (VMFH) as the Director of Urologic Oncology and Fellowship Director in Urologic Oncology. Additionally, he is the Medical Director for Research for VMFH. His academic journey saw him graduating from the University of Michigan with degrees in Microbiology and Philosophy, followed by earning his medical degree from Rush University in Chicago. His surgical training in urology was completed at Brown, and he further specialized with a Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

During his fellowship, Dr. Porter collaborated closely with Dr. Fair, exploring innovative methods for prostate cancer detection. This research ignited his interest in prostate cancer imaging, subsequently leading him to participate and chair the Urologic Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging Committee at the AUA.

After his Fellowship, Dr. Porter joined the faculty at Georgetown, later relocating to Seattle in 2002 to join the faculty at Virginia Mason. His enduring passion for research is evident through his authorship of more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, primarily focusing on prostate cancer, diagnostic imaging, and testicular cancer. His commendable work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, such as the AUA Leadership Award and the Outstanding Service Award at the Western Section AUA. He also held the position of Western Section President and has been a proud AUA member since 1999.

In a delightful turn of personal and professional journey, Dr. Porter has made his home on the Big Island of Hawaii, where he not only indulges in his love for sailing but also serves as a boat captain. His expertise in Urology has found a new avenue at Alii Health Center, where he has recently joined as their newest urologist. Balancing a rich professional life with a vibrant personal life, Dr. Porter continues to navigate through his career and hobbies with equal passion and dedication, contributing to healthcare while also enjoying the serene and adventurous sailing experiences that Hawaii offers.

Genia Taitano MD
Genia Taitano, MD
General Surgery
Dr. Genia Taitano, our new Trauma Medical Director at Kona Community Hospital, specializes in critical care and colorectal surgery. With her roots in Hawaii, she combines advanced surgical skills with a deep understanding of our community’s needs.
Genia Taitano MD

Genia Taitano, MD

General Surgery

Dr. Genia Taitano, our new Trauma Medical Director at Kona Community Hospital, specializes in critical care and colorectal surgery. With her roots in Hawaii, she combines advanced surgical skills with a deep understanding of our community’s needs.

Diane Tsai, MD
Diane Tsai, MD
Radiation Oncology
Dr. Tsai, a board-certified Radiation Oncologist, brings a patient-centered approach to cancer care, backed by her expertise from Johns Hopkins University.
Diane Tsai, MD

Diane Tsai, MD

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Tsai, a board-certified Radiation Oncologist, brings a patient-centered approach to cancer care, backed by her expertise from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Tsai’s illustrious academic journey commenced at Johns Hopkins University, where she completed her undergraduate studies. Embracing her roots, she returned to New Jersey for her medical degree at the prestigious University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Her dedication to internal medicine was further honed during her internship in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Yale. Dr. Tsai then circled back to Johns Hopkins Hospital, solidifying her expertise in Radiation Oncology.

Board Certification and Professional Prowess
The American Board of Radiology recognizes Dr. Tsai as a board-certified specialist, a testament to her profound knowledge and skills. Her career is marked by influential roles, including serving on the faculty at Georgetown University Medical Center. With decades of experience in the field, she brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep commitment to patient care.

Specialized Focus for Comprehensive Care
Dr. Tsai’s proficiency encompasses all facets of radiation oncology, with a keen interest in treating cancers of the breast, prostate, gastrointestinal tract, and central nervous system. Her approach is holistic, combining clinical acumen, advanced technical skills, and a compassionate, patient-centered ethos.

A Passion for Life and Community
Beyond her professional pursuits, Dr. Tsai is an avid enthusiast of cooking, food, design, music, film, and outdoor activities. Her multifaceted interests reflect her holistic approach to life and healthcare, underscoring her belief in the importance of balance and wellness in both personal and professional realms.

A Milestone for West Hawaii’s Healthcare
Dr. Tsai’s arrival at Ali’i Health and Kona Community Hospital is more than an addition of a medical professional; it represents Ali’i Health Center’s unwavering commitment to bringing world-class healthcare to the Big Island. Her expertise will significantly enhance the quality of cancer care available to the residents of West Hawaii, aligning with the center’s mission of comprehensive, compassionate care.

Aliʻi Ambulatory Surgery Center

Ali`i Ambulatory Surgery Center

The Ali`i Ambulatory Surgery Center offers an alternative to overnight hospitalization in a comfortable atmosphere and a convenient location. For appropriate patients and procedures, same-day surgery can be accomplished with minimum interruption of family and business schedules and at a significant cost savings over inpatient care.

Learn more
Direct Department Numbers
Back To Top