Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the Hawaii Medical Association, Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, serves as Medical Director of Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu. An expert in treating injured workers, he writes and lobbies frequently on the legislature’s 1995 gutting of doctors’ reimbursement for treating workers’ compensation injuries, which has resulted in physicians refusing such cases and in more serious injuries and higher costs. Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, has provided expert-witness testimony in Hawaiian, military, and maritime courts since 1985 and served on the Medical Claims Conciliation Panel.
Also a Clinical Associate Professor at Western University of Health Sciences, he has written on plastic deformation fractures in children’s forearms in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association and on how prostaglandins and adenosine auto-regulate blood flow in the forelimbs of canines in The Physiologist. Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, presented the latter topic at an annual conference of the American Physiological Society. Prior to joining Concentra Medical Centers, he gained experience as an emergency and staff physician and Interim Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, also became a physician partner at Jarmco Medical Services and Medical Director of Queen’s Health Care Centers.
A fellow of several professional organizations, including the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the Federation of State Medical Boards, and the Aerospace Medical Association, Dr. Kienitz holds certification in Hawaii as a Medical Review Officer. His multiple memberships range from the Hawaii Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons to the Hawaii Board of Medical Examiners and the local chamber of commerce. Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, earned his medical degree at Michigan State University and fulfilled a rotating internship and a residency in orthopedic surgery at Botsford Hospital. He also completed a residency in industrial medicine at The University of California, San Francisco. Outside of his professional pursuits, he supports Hawaii Public Radio and the Hawaiian Humane Society and enjoys road racing and windsurfing.