From Openwaterpediaopen water swimmer from the Waikiki Swim Club and the University of Hawaii Masters Swim Club.
Channel Swimming Career
On 30 November 2013, Dr. Minaglia returned to where he started at D.T. Fleming Beach Park on the West side of Maui to become the first person to complete a two-way crossing of the Pailolo Channel and the third person in history to swim from Molokai to Maui. He departed earlier that morning in the dark and completed the nearly 19-mile swim in 11 hours and 10 minutes.
Dr. Minaglia also crossed the 9.3-mile Kalohi Channel in 5 hours 48 minutes with Craig Coombs (6 hours 6 minutes) of the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco and Scott Harvey M.D. (5 hours 48 minutes) between the Hawaiian islands of Molokai and Lanai on 12 May 2012 and the 9-mile Pailolo Channel from the island of Maui to the island of Molokai on 4 February 2012. They departed at DT Fleming Beach on Maui at 6:42 am and finished on Molokai just over 6 hours later.
Prior to the above channel crossings, Dr. Minaglia swam the 8.9-mile (14.3K) Auau Channel channel from the island of Maui to the island of Lanai on 4 September 2011 only one day after competing in the annual Maui Channel Swim. He departed near Mala Wharf on Maui at 7:00 am and finished on Lanai just over 5 hours later.
List of open water races (distance 5000m or more):
- 2009 Waikiki Double Rough Water, Honolulu, Hawaii
- 2010 Waikiki Double Rough Water, Honolulu, Hawaii
- 2011 Waikiki Double Rough Water, Honolulu, Hawaii
- 2012 2XU Pier to Pier Invitational, Hong Kong SAR, China
- 2012 Waikiki Double Rough Water, Honolulu, Hawaii
List of channel crossings
- 2011 Auau Channel, Maui to Lanai, Hawaii
- 2012 Pailolo Channel, Maui to Molokai, Hawaii
- 2012 Kalohi Channel, Molokai to Lanai, Hawaii
- 2013 Pailolo Channel (Double Cross), Maui to Molokai to Maui, Hawaii
Dr. Minaglia 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 the Online Editor and Case Reports Section Editor for the Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American Urogynecologic Society. His regular series Journal Club appears monthly among the journal’s many online collections. He is also the Director of Online Education for the American Urogynecologic Society. Locally, he serves 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. More recently, he received the MBA degree from the University of Hawaii.
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, Urology, The International Urogynecology Journal, and the Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery.