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From an early age I knew I wanted to be a surgeon. ​What really compelled me was the high-stakes environment coupled with the ability to make a tangible difference in the lives of others.

No field combines the scientific principles of surgery with an artistic mindset more than plastic surgery. The creative limits are truly boundless! From my (limited) experience I have witnessed master surgeons work on complex microsurgical, craniofacial, trunk, and extremity reconstructions. Each case provides the opportunity to learn more about how to manipulate the body's tissues to restore form and function.

Through my journey in academic plastic surgery, I hope to improve understanding in approaches to complex reconstruction, optimize surgical techniques, and augment patient outcomes. 



2018 - 2023

Albany Medical College

M.D. Candidate

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society

Distinction in Research: Health Systems Analysis

2014 - 2018

Clarkson University

M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration

Leadership in Medicine (LIM) Program

2014 - 2018

Union College

B.S. in Chemistry/Economics

Leadership in Medicine (LIM) Program

Magna Cum Laude

Awards, Scholarships and Grants

  • Onyekwere Emmanuel Akwari, MD Award – 3rd place Oral Presentation, Society of Black Academic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2022

  • Plastic Surgery Foundation’s (PSF) National Endowment for Plastic Surgery (NEPS) Grant of $50,000, 2022

  • Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics - Translational Bio-Imaging Center (TBIC) Grant of $50,000, 2022

  • Penn Medicine Center for Human Appearance (CHA) Grant of $20,000, 2022

  • Albany Medical College Alumni Association Travel Grant, 2020

  • Albany Medical College Alumni Association Travel Grant, 2019

  • Summer Research Fellowship, Albany Medical College, 2019

  • Klemm Fellowship, Union College, 2017

  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin – Queens Long Island Young Investigator Research Award 3rd place, 2016

  • Union College Presidential Scholarship, 2015-2018

  • Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist, 2014

  • National Merit Scholar, 2014

  • National AP Scholar with Distinction, 2014

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