As Dean for Asia-Pacific, Dr. Benjamin develops and evaluates OUM clinical clerkships in New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region and supervises students during their rotations. A cancer specialist, Dr. Benjamin is the Clinical Director of Auckland Radiation Oncology at Mercy Hospital and Consultant Oncologist at Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand. Dr. Benjamin earned his MBBS at Tirunelveli Medical College and his MD in Vellore, both in India. An advisor to the Samoan Ministry of Health, Dr. Benjamin has been recognized with the Papali’i title, bestowed by the Samoan Head of State. He is an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit and has received the Queen’s Medal for services to medicine and the community awarded by the Governor General of New Zealand.