Martina Kamaka is a 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 residence in Family Medicine in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is board certified in Family Medicine.
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 currently the chair of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems Institutional Review Board and has been a member of their scientific advisory council. 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 is has served on several boards, including nonprofits, Hawaii Medical Association and the Hawaii Academy of Family Physicians. She has been a board member of NCAPIP since 2012.