Flo Da-Silva is a current 2nd 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 Enjoys playing basketball in his free time and is interested in pursing a career in Pediatrics/Surgery after medical school
Christopher Koilor is an M1 at Lewis Kat Medical School. Chris is Philadelphia native who graduated from St. Joseph’s Preparatory High School in 2013. Following graduation, Chris attended Penn State University where he studied Biobehavioral Health and discovered his passion for health and wellness through his studies and on campus involvement. After graduation in 2017, Chris completed a one year accelerated post-baccalaureate program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Outside the classroom, Chris enjoys activities focused on physical fitness and nutrition as well as spending time with his family.
Andre Cunningham is an OMS-2 at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 2019 with a degree in biological sciences. He enjoys playing the violin and going to the gym in his free time. The future doctor is interested in becoming a cardiologist.
Jonathan Hyacinthe is an OMS-2 at PCOM. He attended Monmouth University and graduated in 2017 with a degree in biology. After graduating, he further developed his interest in medicine through hospital volunteering and shadowing various physicians. During his gap year, Jonathan also explored the field of law where he worked closely with attorneys, paralegals and law secretaries throughout the law office. Ultimately, he found that his passion remained medicine and decided to return to school full time by attending PCOM's Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. After a year in the program, Jonathan matriculated into PCOM's DO program. Jonathan's interests outside of school include attending and volunteering with his church, playing and watching sports, and spending time with family. He is still unsure of the clinical field he plans on pursuing.
Jesse Uduma is a second 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.
Hayalneh Gessessew is currently attending the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Hayalneh attended Bucknell University as a POSSE Scholar and graduated in May 2019 with his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry/Cell Biology. He was also inducted into the Alpha Iota Chapter of Phi Sigma, a National undergraduate Biology Honor Society. Hayalneh enjoys swimming, spending time with his family and friends, as well as volunteering in the community. He is interested in pursuing CardioVascular/ Thoracic medicine or surgery after completion of medical school.
Bryson Hoover-Hankerson is currently a second 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.
Demetrius Woodard is a M2 at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. In 2019, Demetrius received his Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology from West Chester University. He was also involved in in leadership positions across campus including Health & Education chair for the West Chester University chapter of the NAACP and as a leadership consultant for the office of student leadership and involvement. During his free time, Demetrius enjoys strength training, listening to music and being with family. He is interested in pursuing a career in non-invasive Cardiology after the completion of medical school.
Frederick Okoye is currently a 3rd year medical student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine interested in surgery and neurology. He earned his master’s in Interdisciplinary Sciences at Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies and has been focused on health disparity reduction through preventative care measures in chronic diseases. He was awarded the 2019 Penn Memory Center Minority Scholars in Aging Research at the University of Pennsylvania where he worked in the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation (LCNS) interacting with stroke patients.
Since 2016, he has worked intimately with Penn Memory Center, addressing the gap in care, awareness, and general knowledge of cognitive impairment in the African American community. Through surveys, conversations with his Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. brothers, and residents the Philadelphia area, he initiated a collaborative community outreach series Alzheimer’s in Our Community, intended to educate and engage the Philadelphia community in meaningful dialogue, support, and research participation.
Frederick was an NCAA Division I track and field athlete at Seton Hall University and Lehigh University, graduating with his bachelor’s in biological sciences from Lehigh University.
Keneolisa is currently an MS1 at Lewis Katz School of Medicine. Ogamba went to Tufts University where he studied Community Health and Biology. He was a member of the BlackOut Step Team. Keneolisa graduated in 2016 and then worked as an administrative assistant at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA for 2 years. Afterwards he attended the ACMS post-bacc program at Temple University. Ogamba applied early decision to Lewis Katz School of Medicine and have been accepted to join the class of 2024. He is currently working as a Research Project Associate at the Center for Urban Bioethics at Temple University. Ogamba is interested in family medicine after completion of medical school. Outside of work-life he enjoys playing basketball, travelling, and music.
Mansour Mahamane is an M3 at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Mansour Mahamane received his bachelor degree from University of Central Oklahoma in 2011. After completion of his bachelor's degree, he worked in academia and later served in the US Army before starting medical school. In his free time, Mansour enjoys traveling and learning about finance and entrepreneurship
Percy Takyi is a 3rd year student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is currently a dual-degree student, pursuing his MBA at St. Joseph’s Haub School of Business. He plans on pursuing a career in psychiatry, and plans on being on the forefront of the movement to reduce the stigma on mental health, especially in the Black community. Prior to attending medical school Percy worked as a Lab Tech at Lab Corp, a substitute teacher, and as a medical scribe. With his free time he runs a podcast called “Behind the White Coat: Failure and Percyverance”, where he invites people in the different health professions to come and share the obstacles they have faced in their respective journeys in medicine. He hopes to reduce the stigma on failure by showing people that “failure” actually leads you to success. In addition to running his podcast, Percy works as an intern for a company called MedFlashGo, which is an interactive voice board prep program, where students are able to use Alexa to help prepare them for boards. Lastly, Percy works for the company Osmosis as a fellow where he helps students find more efficient ways to study. With the drive to reduce certain stigmas in the field of medicine, Percy believes that with transparency amongst his colleagues, and the willingness of others to listen, the sky is the limit.
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.
Ronald is a OMS-2 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 has a strong passion for football. He is currently undecided on which area he’d like to focus on for residency.
Bryce is an M2 at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. In 2019, he graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A in Biological Sciences. Before matriculating into Medical School he spent the summer studying abroad at the Mediterranean Agribusiness School in Zaragoza, Spain where he studied Spanish language and agriculture. During his free time Bryce enjoys playing basketball, exploring music and spending time with family and friends. Bryce is interested in pursuing a career in Surgery/Emergency Medicine after medical school.
Olufela Koleoso is an OMS-III at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine pursuing a DO degree. He is a Houston, Tx native and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience at Pomona College. In his free time, he enjoys a friendly game of basketball, playing his guitar, martial arts and health and wellness through dedicated hours in the gym and a well-balanced diet. He is interested in Orthopedic Surgery as well as Emergency Medicine specialties and plans to explore those interests further over the next two years.
Glenn Adesoji is an MS1 at Temple University. Glenn graduated with a bachelors degree in Health Science and with minor in Psychology from Stetson University in 2016. He played NCAA D-I football at Stetson and received his masters in medical sciences in 2018 from the University of South Florida. Glenn enjoys playing football, basketball, working out and boxing in his free time along with spending time with his friends and family. Glenns two speciality interests are Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation & Orthopedics in respect to working in Sports Medicine.
George Ajene is a 4th-year medical student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. A Houston, Texas native George graduated from Texas Southern University in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in Biology and Chemistry. He has partnered with the American College of Surgeons in numerous outreach programs in the state of Pennsylvania, including ventures like bringing robotic surgery to high-school classrooms. He was Chair of the Academic Advocacy Committee at PCOM's Student National Medical Association Chapter. George now also operates as a Community Health Connector for the organization Together for West Philadelphia. George enjoys activities focused on physical fitness and reading in his spare time and is interested in pursuing a career in Structural Heart disease in Interventional Cardiology.
Andrew Joseph is a M1 at Drexel's University College of Medicine. Originally from New Orleans, La, Andrew attend Cornell College in Iowa for undergrad where he major in biology. He took 2 gap years where he scribed for an orthopedic surgeon and taught as a elementary science teacher at a local New Orleans charter school before receiving his Masters at Drexel University. Outside of school, he enjoys staying active with activities such as hiking and even snowboarding in the winter. He also finds pleasure in exploring Philadelphia and the cities surrounding. Andrew aspires to specialize in pediatric surgery as a physician.
Russell Boston is a current 1st Year Medical Student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He graduated from the College of Wooster in 2019 with a B.A. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. He was a team captain of the NCAA Division III Men's Football Team and volunteered as a Student Health Coach through Wooster Community Hospital. After graduation he attained a Master of Biomedical Sciences degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 2020. During his free time he loves to pursue his fitness goals, watch anime, and chill with his friends. Russell is interested in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a sub-specialization in Sports Medicine.
Kenneth Bonett is a First-Year Medical Student at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. He graduated in 2020 from the University of Maryland, College Park with his undergraduate degree in Public Health Science. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports, making music, and spending time with friends.
My name is Josh Bosque-Hamilton. I am from Boston, MA and currently a M1 at Drexel University. I attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE for undergrad as a biology major (2017) and Drexel Graduate School for my Masters in Biomedical Sciences (2020). After undergrad, I worked as a patient navigator and clinical research coordinator in the Cardiovascular Medicine Innovation division of Brigham and Women's Hospital. I helped lead a novel telemedicine program for patients with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction. Through this project, I currently have 2 publications and just received confirmation of publication for our final manuscript - Remote Optimization of Guideline Directed Medical Therapy in Patients with Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction - in JAMA Cardiology. In my freetime, I enjoy working out, playing football, reading nutritional books, making music playlists, DJing, and hanging with family and friends. I am currently interested in Cardiology and Preventative Medicine with an emphasis on the impacts of nutrition and exercise on Cardiovascular health.
Alexander Thomas is a fourth year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, and is pursuing a career in psychiatry. He intends to do a fellowship in either forensics or psychoanalysis. He received his B.A. in History and Comparative Religion from Columbia University, where he also completed his postbaccalaureate pre-medical studies. He is an avid martial artist, and most recently won silver at the Okinawa Karate Kobudo Championship in New York for black belt sparring in 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys philosophy, poetry, history, and music.
Ayobami “Ayo” Adebayo
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 is now an M1 at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. 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.
Chinedu is a student at Drexel University College of Medicine. He hails from Nigeria and obtained his bachelor’s science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently pursuing an MD degree with interests in Neurology, Cardiology and Radiology . At his leisure time, Chinedu enjoys playing soccer and tennis.
Victor Jegede is a 2nd year medical student at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM). Originally from Nigeria, he was raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Victor received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Temple University in 2017. Afterwards he completed the ACMS Post- Baccalaureate program at LKSOM. Following completion of the program he worked for a year at the Center for Urban Bioethics at Lewis Katz School of Medicine. During his free time, Victor enjoys running, watching movies and exploring new places in Philadelphia. He has a current interest in both Plastic surgery and Emergency Medicine.
Tensae Assefa is a 2nd year medical student at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Tensae spent most of his life in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia before graduating from Rice University in 2019 with a degree in bioengineering. Outside the classroom, he enjoys playing soccer, drawing abstract figures, and finding cheap restaurants
D’Andrew Gursay is a 2nd year medical student at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. He graduated from West Chester University in 2018 with a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. He is currently pursuing Temple’s dual degree program for MD/MA in Urban Bioethics. He is also the Community Service Chair for LKSOM student government. D’Andrew has a special interest in a surgical subspecialty. In the future, He hopes to use his degree to advocate for health policies to protect people in vulnerable communities.
Bryce Hill is an M2 at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. In 2019, he graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A in Biological Sciences. Before matriculating into Medical School Bryce spent the summer studying abroad at the Mediterranean Agribusiness School in Zaragoza, Spain where he studied Spanish language and agriculture. During his free time he enjoys playing basketball, exploring music and spending time with family and friends. Bryce is interested in pursuing a career in Surgery/Emergency Medicine after medical school.
TJ Booth is currently a 1st Year Medical Student at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. Prior to medical school TJ completed the post-bacc program through Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Before the Post Bacc TJ attended Rowan University where he both competed in NCAA division III athletics and earned his bachelor’s degree. TJ has also served as a long-term substitute, teaching biology and as an assistant coach at his former high school. TJ is interested in becoming an interventional cardiologist.
Kwasi Aboagye is a second year medical student at Lewis Katz School of Medicine. He attended Prince George’s Community College for two years before transferring to the University of Miami where he received his B.A in Medical Anthropology. He received his M.S at Barry University in Miami in 2018 before moving back home to work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
While in medical school, he and two colleagues formed Creating Opportunities for Diversity and Equity in medicine (C.O.D.E Med). The organization aims to increase minorities in medical schools and ultimately in the medical work force by providing free mentorship.
Kwasi enjoys playing sports, traveling and going to the movies.
His current interest is in Surgical Oncology or Trauma Surgery.