National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians
Martina Leialoha Kamaka, M.D. Vice Chair
Martina Kamaka is a board certified family physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Native Hawaiian Health at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine.
Dr. Kamaka is a Native Hawaiian physician from Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii. After attending the Kamehameha Schools, she obtained her B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame. She received her M.D. degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and finished her residency in Family Medicine in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
She has been on the faculty of the John A. Burns School of Medicine since 1999 where she focuses on healthcare disparities and cultural competency training. She is founding member and past president of both the Ahahui o na Kauka (Association of Native Hawaiian Physicians) and the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress (PRIDoC). She continues in leadership positions of both organizations. In addition, she has served on the boards of several other nonprofits as well as health related organizations including the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems Institutional Review Board, the Hawaii Medical Association and the Hawaii Academy of Family Physicians. She has been a board member of NCAPIP since 2012.