Dr. Steven Minaglia is a 49-year-old American channel swimmer who lives and works in Honolulu, Hawaii. He competes in marathon swims nationally and internationally. He created, organizes and regularly competes in the annual ʻAu I Nā Mokupuni ʻEkolu Swim Challenge, a 3-day, 3-channel crossing among the islands of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai.
He is an Associate Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii and is a double board-certified specialist in both Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is currently an Associate Editor of Urogynecology, the official journal of the American and European Urogynecologic Societies. More recently he achieved an additional focused practice designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecolgic Surgery (MIGS) by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
On 2022 6 November, Marek Lehocky and Steven Minaglia completed the first Oahu Circumnavigation Swim, a 206.4 km staged, clockwise, unsupported swim around the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
8. 2014 28 July Strait of Gibraltar from Spain (Tarifa) to Morocco (El Vaar); 17.7 km; 4:01:50 (solo)
9. 2014 1 October Catalina Channel from Santa Catalina Island (California) to San Pedro (California); 35 km; 10:01:26 (solo)
2015 31 March Cook Strait from South to North (New Zealand); DNF due to hypothermia; 19 km completed; 5:23:00 (solo)
20. On 31 October 2020, he completed a crossing of the Kaiwi Channel from Molokai to Oahu in 22:02:00 (tandem)
Steven Minaglia, MD, MBA, FACS, FACOG, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health of the John A. Burns School of Medicine of the University of Hawaii. He is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American Urogynecologic Society. His regular series Journal Club and Podcasts appear monthly among the journal’s many online collections. Locally, he served as the Director of Robotic Surgery at the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children located in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dr. Minaglia holds both the AB and MD degrees from the University of Chicago, where his undergraduate major was in the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Medicine. He completed a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology and a 3-year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Southern California. He is double board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology in General Obstetrics & Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. He received the MBA degree from the University of Hawaii. More recently he achieved an additional focused practice designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecolgic Surgery (MIGS) by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Dr. Minaglia specializes in vaginal and laparoscopic surgical approaches to treat uterine and vaginal prolapse, as well as advanced care for urinary and fecal incontinence. He is an internationally recognized speaker on the topic of pelvic floor disorders in women and has addressed such diverse audiences as medical societies, hospital administrations, and patient advocacy groups all over the world. His writing and research appears in several publications including Obstetrics and Gynecology, The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, The International Urogynecology Journal, and the Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery.