Ko Te Arawa te waka,
Ko Tarawera te maunga
Ko Puarenga te awa
Ko Ngati Hurunga te Rangi te hapu
Ko Ngati Hurunga te rangi te marae
Ko Ngati Whakaue te iwi.
Ko Tesa Meihana toku ingoa
Kia ora, I’m Tesa Meihana. I grew up in Ngongotaha, Rotorua. I am married to Jamie Meihana (Ngai Tuhoe, Ngati Whare), and we have 4 children together.
I graduated from Otago University in 2010 with a science degree in Genetics in addition to my medical degree. In 2018, I became a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
I am Medical Educator for the Royal New Zealand College of GPs where I do in-practice assessments around Aotearoa for Year 2 and 3 Registrars. On top of this, I am a Distinguished Fellow for the University of Auckland and supervisor of Medical Students Year 4-6.
I also have a role on the Royal New Zealand College of GP, Board of Studies where I am a representative for Te-Akoranga-a-Maui.
I am a previous New Zealand Netball development player and Bay of Plenty Netball player.
My areas of interest include Mental health and Addiction medicine, Māori health and Children’s health.