Dimitri Tito

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Dimitri Tito
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Emmanuel Dimitri Foko Tito

Douala, Cameroon
CitizenshipUnited States of America, Cameroonian
EducationDoctorate of Medicine
Alma mater
  • Montgomery College
  • University of Maryland
  • Physician
  • Captain U.S Army
  • Author
  • The Body Screening Project
  • Rural Health Initiative
  • West Virginia Rural Health Association
  • West Virginia Area Health Center
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Sigma Sigma Phi
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)

Emmanuel Dimitri Foko Tito also known as Dimitri Tito, is an American osteopathic physician, military personnel and author. During his early career, he has received some prestigious awards for his work in rural health programs and medicine such as The U.S Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award, “Outstanding Rural Health Student of the Year” by WVSOM and several others. He has been widely covered by the media for his work in medicine, rural health, Rural Community Health Scholars Program and The Body Screening Project.

Tito served as the President of the WVSOM class of 2020 prior to joining the Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME) Residents and Fellows Council as the chairperson. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D, serving as chief resident in his last year.

His main areas of research are military medicine, rural medicine, health policy, biopolymers, copolymer, and biomedical engineering.[1]

Dimitri Tito has grown up in a rural community neighborhood in Cameroon with very limited access to medical resources, this way of living shaped him and created a vision from his early childhood to understand and serve the needs of underserved populations.

Tito was recognized as one of the most extraordinary trainees for his involvement in rural healthcare programs in West Virginia. In 2021, he was named the American Osteopathic Foundation/Barbara Ross-Lee Health and Disparities Fellow. Tito is also a former Fellow of the prestigious American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship. As of 2020, Tito was appointed Captain in the U.S. Army. He has been often seen in rural medical trips including the 2017 social medicine course in Haiti.

Early life and education

Dimitri Tito was born in a suburb of Douala, Cameroon, and is the third child of a family of five children.[2] He completed his elementary education in 2003 from La Roche Elementary School. In 2010, he received his high school diploma from College La Conquete with honors. Since his teenage, he was passionate and left Cameroon at the age of sixteen after getting inspired by his parents who portrayed the United States as a place of opportunities where people can succeed after hardwork.

In 2013, Tito received his associate’s degree in sciences from Montgomery College. In 2016, He completed his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He later enrolled in the Army Medical Department Medical Student Stipend Program while in medical school. After graduating from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2020, he enrolled as an Internal Medicine Resident Physician at the Western Michigan University Stryker Homer MD SOM.[3]


In 2018, Dimitri Tito was awarded the United Health Foundation/NMF Diverse medical Scholarship to conduct a community health project in a medically underserved community. He was highly inspired by this program and launched The Body Screening Project. Tito along with other medical students, has been providing free health screening to underserved communities.

In 2020, he was promoted to Captain in the U.S. Army Professional Medical Command. Since medical school, he has been involved with the Rural Health Initiative in West Virginia, the West Virginia AHEC Rural Community Health Scholars Program, the West Virginia Rural Health Association, and various national organizations that promote health care in underserved areas. Tito has also participated in several international medical trips including the 2017 social medicine course in Haiti. He is an assistant professor at the John Hopkins School of Medicine.

Awards and nominations

  • In 2020: The U.S Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award
  • In 2020: WVSOM Student D.O. of the Year
  • In 2019: West Virginia Outstanding Rural Health Student of the Year
  • In 2018: West Virginia Area Health Center Scholarship
  • In 2018: United Health Foundation/National Medical Diverse Scholarship
  • In 2017: The Greenbrier Military Alumni Scholarship
  • In 2012-2014: Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce Award
  • 2023: MOA Outstanding Resident of the Year Award


  • Foko Tito, Emmanuel Dimitri (2020). ‎A Fire in Appalachia. Apple Inc: Dimitri Tito.
  • Knapp, Blayne; Tito, Emmanuel; Espiridion, Eduardo D.; B, Knapp; E, Tito; D, Espiridion E. (2019-03-29). "Delusional Parasitosis in a Patient with Alcohol-induced Psychotic Disorder". Cureus Journal of Medical Science. 11 (3). doi:10.7759/cureus.4344.
  • Tito, Emmanuel; Knapp, Blayne; Bucca, Anthony; Espiridion, Eduardo D. (2019-06-05). "A Case Report of Schizoaffective Disorder with Pseudoseizures in a 42-year-old Male". Cureus. 11 (6): e4835. doi:10.7759/cureus.4835. ISSN 2168-8184. PMC 6682339. PMID 31403020.

Personal Life

Tito is fluent in English, French, and Creole languages.


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