Samoan Dr. George Tuitama, green shirt with red lei, Dean for Samoa
George Tuitama, BS, MBBS, PGDip Mental Health
Dean for Samoa, American Samoa, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Asia Pacific
BS in Electrical Engineering
Dean Tuitama is currently the only full-time practicing psychiatrist in Samoa. He is the Registrar and Acting Head of the Mental Health Unit at TTM Hospital and Head of Mental Health Clinical Services for the Samoan National Health System. A regional mental health authority for Samoa and the Asia Pacific region, he has attended and facilitated workshops/conferences on topics ranging from child and adolescent mental health to addiction and substance abuse disorders and depression. Dr. Tuitama is a 2011 OUM graduate who earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Since medical school, he has earned a Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health and Addiction from Auckland University of Technology, and is currently working on his Masters in Mental Health Practice from Auckland University of Medicine.