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Paula A. Diamante

By |2018-08-04T17:32:58-05:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: Academic Adviser, Academic Leadership, Clinical Course Director, Clinical Student Adviser, Teaching Faculty|

Dr. Diamante is Director of Faculty Affairs, Chair of Clinical Course Directors, and Clinical Course Director for Pediatrics. She is an Academic Adviser, a Clinical Student Adviser, and teaches the Renal System in the preclinical curriculum. Prior to joining OUM, Dr. Diamante was a practicing pediatrician, in the states of Kansas, Texas, and Tennessee. She worked [...]

Scott Cunningham

By |2018-08-04T17:47:13-05:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: Academic Leadership, Clinical Course Director|

As Curriculum Consultant, Dr. Cunningham oversees evaluation and development of the OUM curriculum and student assessment. An Obstetrician and Gynecologist, he was Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Naval Medical Center (USA). Dr. Cunningham’s 30 years in medical education include serving as Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences [...]

Sarmad Ghazi

By |2018-08-04T17:08:45-05:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: Academic Adviser, Academic Leadership, Administration, Clinical Course Director, Teaching Faculty|

Dean for North America, Dr. Ghazi develops and oversees clinical clerkships for the USA and teaches several System-Based Modules in the preclinical phase of the OUM curriculum. His professional experience at Jamia’a Private Hospital and the Ministry of Health, both in Baghdad, Iraq, includes general surgery, adult and pediatric trauma, and obstetrics. Dr. Ghazi earned his [...]

Meshach Kirubakaran

By |2018-01-20T13:10:59-05:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: Academic Leadership|

As Dean for Australia, Dr. Kirubakaran develops and evaluates OUM’s clinical clerkships in Australia, working closely with physician preceptors and supervising students during rotations. A Consultant Nephrologist and Physician at Mildura Base Hospital in Victoria, Australia, he has served on faculty at Christian Medical College in Vellore, South India, and in Australia at Monash University, Alice [...]

Papali’i Chellaraj Satvadas Benjamin

By |2018-01-20T13:12:49-05:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: Academic Leadership|

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 [...]

Charles Randell Brown

By |2018-01-20T13:08:17-05:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: Academic Adviser, Academic Leadership, Teaching Faculty|

As Deputy Vice Chancellor, Dr. Brown oversees the academic enterprise at OUM, including development and evaluation of the curriculum, design and implementation of instruction, research, and faculty affairs. Dr. Brown previously served as Associate Dean and Director of Research at OUM with responsibility for basic science education and student research. He continues teaching basic science courses [...]

Toleafoa Viali Lameko

By |2018-01-20T12:52:28-05:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: Academic Leadership|

As Vice Chancellor of OUM, Dr. Lameko, the first Samoan to hold this post, serves as OUM’s chief executive and leads its efforts to expand its presence in Samoa and the South Pacific region, including increasing opportunities for clinical clerkships. Dr. Lameko, who has served as OUM’s Director of Clinical Studies and Associate Professor, most recently [...]

Chris May

By |2018-01-20T12:55:26-05:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: Academic Leadership, Administration|

As Chancellor of OUM, Dr. May serves as an advisor to the Vice Chancellor and the OUM Council as they chart the University’s future and deal with emergent issues and opportunities facing OUM. He also advocates the University’s mission among various external constituencies outside of Samoa. Serving OUM’s Australian students as Associate Dean, Dean, and most [...]