3 new doctors join Kaiser facilities

BETTINA ACKERMANN – Pediatric hospitalist

The Maui News

Three doctors have joined Kaiser Permanente facilities on Maui, including Maui Memorial Medical Center.

They are:

• Dr. Bettina Ackermann, 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, and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Va. Prior to moving to Maui, Ackermann served as a pediatric hospitalist at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children on Oahu, and as an assistant professor for the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine.

• Dr. Karolina Dembinski, who joins the pediatrics department at Kaiser Permanente Lahaina Clinic. She earned her osteopathic medical degree from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, and completed her pediatric internship and residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Prior to moving to Hawaii, she worked as a pediatrician at the Open Door Community Health Center in Crescent City, Calif. She is board certified in pediatrics.


• Dr. Troy Maetani, who 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, and served as chief resident at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Following his residency, Maetani completed a musculoskeletal imaging and intervention fellowship through Harvard 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, N.C., and as a staff radiologist at New England Baptist Hospital and Faulkner Hospital in Boston. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology.

TROY MAETANI – Kaiser Wailuku