May 2, 2019

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii welcomes new physicians

Five new doctors join award-winning teams at Moanalua Medical Center, Mapunapuna Medical Office, and Kona Medical Office.

HONOLULU — Five doctors have joined Kaiser Permanente Hawaii facilities on Oahu and Hawaii Island. They add to Kaiser Permanente’s award-winning staff of more than 600 health care providers in Hawaii’s largest medical practice, the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, which serves more than 253,000 members in Hawaii.

Benjamin Brown, MD

Benjamin Brown, MD, practices emergency medicine at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and completed his residency at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island. Before moving to Hawaii, Dr. Brown worked in Level III Trauma Center at the White Plains Hospital, in White Plains, New York, and in Level I and Level II trauma centers in Providence.

Briana Lau-Amii, MD

Briana Lau-Amii, MD, joins the surgery department at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. She graduated with her medical degree from the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Lau-Amii was a general surgery resident at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center and was the chief administrative fellow at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in the Complex Surgical Oncology division in Santa Monica, California. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Lau-Amii worked as a general surgeon at the Pali Momi Medical Group. She is board certified in general surgery.

Chad McCormick, MD

Chad McCormick, MD, is a hospitalist at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine and pediatrics residency at University of Missouri Health Care. Prior to coming to Hawaii, Dr. McCormick worked at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in internal medicine and pediatrics. Additionally, he served as adjunct faculty at the University of Missouri.

David Ng, MD

David Ng, MD, joins the medical genetics department at Kaiser Permanente Mapunapuna Medical Office. He graduated with his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Ng completed his internal medicine residency at the David Grant Medical Center affiliated with the University of California Davis School of Medicine, at Travis Air Force Base in California. Following completion of his residency, Dr. Ng completed a medical genetics fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, where he also most recently worked as a clinical specialty consultant. Dr. Ng is board certified in internal medicine and clinical genetics.

Elizeth Lopez, MD

Elizeth Lopez, MD, practices family medicine at Kaiser Permanente Kona Medical Office. She earned her medical degree and completed her family medicine residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Lopez previously worked as the family medicine staff physician and as a clinical professor of medicine for University Health System in San Antonio. She is board certified in family medicine. About Kaiser Permanente


About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. 


Laura Lott