Dr. Shigezawa grew up in Manoa Valley and Hawaii Kai. She graduated from Punahou School and then received her B.S. and M.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan.
She graduated from The University of Michigan Medical School, receiving the Outstanding Student in Obstetrics and Gynecology Award and completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Hawaii Integrated Residency Program. Dr. Shigezawa is a Board Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Assistant Clinical Professor at John A. Burns Schoolof Medicine.
Dr. Shigezawa has three grown children and is married to Richard Podolny, family medicine physician.
Her hobbies include ballet, yoga, making jewelry, and gardening.