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Project Investigator Biography

Victor T. Williams Tofaeono, M.D., F.A.C.S. Victor T. Williams Tofaeono, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Tropical Medical Center
P. O. Box 997343
Pago Pago, AS 96799
phone: (684) 633-1412
fax: (684) 633-1839
email: terenuku@yahoo.com

Dr. Victor T. Williams Tofaeono, a native American Samoan, is the Assistant Medical Director at the LBJ Tropical Medical Center in American Samoa. He founded the American Samoa Community Cancer Network in 2003 and is a member of the Cancer Council of the Pacific Islands (CCPI). He is a council member of the Pacific Association for Clinical Training (PACT) and is currently applying for a faculty appointment to the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Hawaii.

Dr. Tofaeono received his M.S. in Entomology from the University of Illinois and his M.D. from Boston University. He became a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery in 1972 and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1981.

Dr. Tofaeono was also Chief of Surgery in five hospitals in American Samoa and Las Vegas, Nevada, from 1972 to 1990. He chaired the Departments of Surgery at five institutions from 1972 to 1996. Dr. Tofaeono was also President of the Nevada Chapter of the American College of Surgeons in 1994 and directed the Nevada Breast Center in Las Vegas from 1994 to 1999.

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Updated: 07/23/09