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George Ainge, MD


George Ainge, MD

Appointed: 2007

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George Ainge, MD
Department: Regional Radiology
Medical Director of Radiology, North Hawaii Community Hospital
Location: North Hawaii Community Hospital
Mail Code AC116
67-115 Mamalahoa Highway
Kamuela, HI 96743
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

George Ainge, MD, joined the Staff of the Radiology Department of Cleveland Clinic in 2007. His prior medical experience was with radiology practices in Hilo, Hawaii, and Knoxville, Tenn. He is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology in diagnostic radiology, vascular and interventional radiology, and neuroradiology. His specialty interests include ultrasonography in malignancies and tomographic scanning in abdominal and thoracic malignancies.

Dr. Ainge attended the University of Washington in Seattle, graduating cum laude. He received his medical degree from the University of Hawaii where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at the Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. He then received a fellowship in interventional radiology and imaging at the University of California at San Diego.

Dr. Ainge has been an invited speaker at scientific conferences and symposia. His articles have been published in several medical journals and he has contributed chapters to three medical textbooks. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Society, American Society of Neuroradiology and the Radiological Society of North America.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of California San Diego Medical Center
Interventional Radiology
San Diego, CA USA
Residency - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Diagnostic Radiology
Winston-Salem, NC USA
Medical School - University of Hawaii-John A. Burns School of Medicine
Honolulu, HI USA
Undergraduate - University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA


  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Radiology- Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Additional Training

  • Neuroradiology, Certificate of Added Qualification (American Board of Radiology)
  • Interventional Radiology, Certificate of Added Qualification (American Board of Radiology)


  • American Society of Neuroradiology
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Radiologic Society of North America

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As of 7/25/2016, Dr. Ainge has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English