Flo Da-Silva

Founder/President

Flo Da-Silva is a current 1st Year Medical Student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Da-Silva graduated from University of the Sciences in 2018 with a bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences after being a part of the Uscience's NCAA Division 2 Men's Basketball Team. After Graduation Da-Silva attended the Temple ACHS post-bacc program and completed the program before matriculating into PCOM as part of the 2023 Graduating Class. Flo Da-Silva decided to start TSBMIM in response to a lack of Black Male representation in the Tri-State area medical schools along with the need for mentorship and collaboration amongst the male students and physicians of color in the area. Through TSBMIM I also hope to inspire the younger generation students who come from backgrounds underrepresented in the medical field to pursue careers in healthcare and show them that while the path may not be easy, it is very possible.

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Ayo Adebayo

Vice-President

Ayobami “Ayo” Adebayo is a New York native who attended the University of Maryland - College Park (UMD) for his undergraduate studies. Ayo graduated from UMD in 2018, with a major in Nutritional Sciences. After graduation, Ayo attended and completed Temple University’s one-year ACHS post-baccalaureate program in Philadelphia, PA. Ayo was recently accepted to medical school and will matriculate into a 2024 graduating class; his school of choice is pending. Aside from his medical studies, Ayo has been an ACE certified personal trainer since 2016. He is a fitness enthusiast who enjoys exercise and is passionate about the health and well being of the community.

Sho Da-Silva

Community Service Chair

Sho Da-Silva is currently a student at Ross University School of Medicine. Da-Silva graduated with a BS in Health Sciences from the University of Sciences where he was a two year captain of the men’s basketball team. After graduating, Da-Silva attended the Temple ACHS post baccalaureate program before continuing his studies at Ross University. Sho is interested in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and psychology. In the future he hopes to launch studies and projects focused on investigating the affects of surgery on not just the physical but social and behavioral development of minors. When Sho’s not studying he enjoys activities based in fitness and nutrition. He also loves spending time with his family and friends. Sho takes pride in being apart of TSBMIM. Serving underprivileged and underrepresented populations and doing this within his community, the Philadelphia area, has always been one of his top priorities.

Bryson Hoover-Hankerson

Community Service Chair

Bryson Hoover-Hankerson is currently a first year medical student at Lewis Katz School of Medicine. He graduated from Tufts University in 2016 with a B.S. in Biology. Afterwards he scribed in Baltimore, MD for a year before relocating to Philadelphia, PA where he attended the ACHS Temple post-bacc program. Following completion of the  program he worked for a year at the Center for Urban Bioethics at Lewis Katz School of Medicine. He applied while working and decided to attend Lewis Katz School of Medicine. In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball, reading, and going to the movies. Bryson is interested in trauma surgery as his specialty. 

Ronald is a MS-1 pursuing his D.O degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ronald is from Orlando, FL and earned is bachelor’s degree in Biology from Florida A&M University. In his free time, Ronald loves to play video games and sports. He is currently pursuing Orthopedic Surgery as his primary specialty of choice

Ron Woodruff

Mentorship/Membership Liaison

Jesse Uduma

Social Chair

Jesse Uduma is a first year medical student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Originally from Houston, Texas, he received his bachelors of science in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience at Temple University in 2017. On his free time, Jesse loves to practice Muay Thai Kickboxing, play soccer, roam around Philly to work on his photography skills. He hopes to become a neurosurgeon upon completion of medical school and to open up his own institutional facility down South.

When asked why he chose to become the social chair, he stated: “there is so much importance in connecting with both your peers and your elders. I want to be heavily involved in the process of creating not only an amazing Mentorship program, but also a brotherhood for TBMIM.”

ABOUT US >

Tri-State Black Men in Medicine is a Non-Profit organization composed of the face and future of Black Medicine in the Tri-State area. Through mentorship, networking, community outreach and service we strive to promote, improve and foster the careers of an extremely underrepresented demographic in the medical field, the Black Male Doctor.

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TSBMIM2019@gmail.com

@TriStateBlackMeninMedicine

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