Faculty & Staff

Martina L. Kamaka, M.D.

Medical Education Division, Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence
Phone: (808) 692-1014

Martina Leialoha Kamaka, M.D., is a Native Hawaiian physician who graduated from the Kamehameha Schools, the University of Notre Dame (B.A.) and the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (M.D.). She is board certified in Family Medicine and completed her residency training in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She was in private practice both in Pennsylvania and in Hawaiʻi prior to joining the faculty at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) in 1999. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Native Hawaiian Health (DNHH) at JABSOM pursuing her interest in cultural competency training and indigenous health and is the project director for the DNHH Cultural Competency Curriculum Development project. She is a founding member and current president of the ‘Ahahui o na Kauka (Association of Native Hawaiian Physicians) and the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress (PRIDoC). It is through her affiliation with PRIDoC that she has been fortunate to be able to work collaboratively with colleagues in New Zealand, Australia and North American in the area of Indigenous health. In addition, she currently serves as vice-chair for the National Council for Asian and Pacific Islander Physicians (NCAPIP).  She values the national and international collaborations that these affiliations have afforded her in progressing her work and interest in improving indigenous health.