Lieutenant Colonel Andrea Tuka
LCol Tuka, CD, MD, FRCPC, graduated from Medical School in Budapest, Hungary. She enrolled into the Canadian Armed Forces in 2000. After completing the Family Practice Residency Program at the University of British Columbia, she served as a General Duty Medical Officer at 1 Field Ambulance in Edmonton. During that time, she was deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2004/05. Following that, she completed the Psychiatry Postgraduate Program at University of British Columbia in 2009. She was deployed to Kandahar Airfield as a Military Psychiatrist in 2010. She was appointed as the Chief Psychiatrist and Psychiatry Advisor to the Surgeon General of the Canadian Armed Forces in 2021. She has also been serving as Clinical Leader of the Operational Trauma Stress Support Center at the Navy Base in Victoria BC and oversees the mental health related prevention activities as well as the provided mental health care for Canadian Armed Forces personnel stationed in British Columbia.