Dr Jitoko Cama completed his undergraduate studies in 1996 for MBBS and postgraduate MMed – Surgery in 2003 at the University of the South Pacific School of Medicine in Suva, Fiji. He then worked as a Medical Officer and completed public health rotations before joining the surgical unit at CWMH, Fiji in 1999. In 2002, Jitoko was awarded the Rowan Nick’s Fellow Scholarship for attachment at Northshore & Starship Hospitals in Auckland, New Zealand. That paved the way for his further attachments and training in various Senior Paediatric Surgical Training Positions, at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland and Christchurch Public Hospital from 2002 to 2005, then later at Monash Medical Centre Melbourne and Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne from 2006 to 2009.
He successfully completed FRACS-Paediatric Surgery training in Melbourne in 2008 before returning to Suva in 2009 and worked as a Senior Lecturer in Surgery at FSMed/Fiji National University and a Consultant General & Paediatric Surgeon at CWMH. In 2011, he took up his current position as a Specialist Paediatric Surgeon/Paediatric Urologist, Department of Paediatric Surgery at Waikato Hospital. Jitoko is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Auckland University and a visiting Paediatric Surgeon to Whakatane and Tokoroa Hospital.
His special career interest is in minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic and thoracoscopic), paediatric urology and any neonatal surgery.
Jitoko’s other roles are the Pacific Island Programme (PIP) Paediatric Surgery Specialty Coordinator for the RACS, a team member (Volunteer) of the Pacific Island Programme/Royal Australasian College of Surgeons-Paediatric Surgery with visits to Fiji since 2004, and an Instructor for the EMST and CCRiSP course for the RACS training programme. He likes mountain hiking, sightseeing, and other outdoor activities. Jitoko is married to Dr Anaseini Tinai Cama with 2 children.