HONOLULU — Six doctors have joined Kaiser Permanente Hawaii facilities on Oahu and Maui. 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 250,000 members in Hawaii.
Bettina Ackermann, MD, is a Kaiser Permanente pediatric hospitalist at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She graduated with her medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, New York. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. Prior to moving to Maui, Dr. Ackermann served as a pediatric hospitalist at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children on Oahu and as an assistant professor for the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii.
David Wei, MD, practices urology at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Wei completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, and completed a urological oncology fellowship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Wei worked in private practice and served as an assistant clinical professor for the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. He is board certified in urology and serves as a clinical member of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.
Jay Gadgil, MD, joins the cardiology department at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. He graduated with his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. After completing his internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Gadgil was a cardiovascular disease fellow and an interventional cardiology fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Additionally, Dr. Gadgil served as an associate instructor of interventional cardiology at the Southwestern Medical Center. He is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease, and internal medicine.
Karolina Dembinski, DO, joins the pediatrics department at the Kaiser Permanente Lahaina Clinic. She earned her osteopathic medical degree from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. Dr. Dembinski completed her pediatric internship and residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Prior to moving to Hawaii, she worked as a pediatrician at the Open Door Community Health Center in Crescent City, California. She is board certified in pediatrics.
Lex Mitchell, MD, practices diagnostic radiology at the Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. After completing his residency in radiology at the Tripler Army Medical Center, Dr. Mitchell completed a neuroradiology fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, California. He returned to Hawaii and served as an associate program director in the diagnostic radiology department at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Mitchell is an officer in the United States Army Medical Corps and is board certified in radiology.
Troy Maetani, MD, joins the diagnostic radiology department at the Kaiser Permanente Wailuku Medical Office. He earned his medical degree from State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York, and served as the chief resident at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Following his residency, Dr. Maetani completed a musculoskeletal imaging and intervention fellowship through Havard Medical School in Boston. Before moving to Hawaii, he worked as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and as a staff radiologist at New England Baptist Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Boston. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology.
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