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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Start Year: 2016

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine

College/University: Howard University

Hometown: Newark, NJ

Clinical and Research Interests

Global surgery, Thoracic surgery, Thoracic oncology, and Patient-reported outcomes

Hidden talent

Painting and drawing

What were you looking for in a residency program?

A global surgery program, diverse faculty, and a group of residents I clicked with.

Favorite memory of the intern year

Creating a wall of intern photos with our favorite quotes from each person

Favorite place to go in NC


Favorite case to scrub into

Ivor Lewis esophagectomy

Honors and Awards:

  • Looking to the future resident scholarship from Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2017)
  • Eskelund Award for Excellence in Pediatric Surgery from the UNC Department of Pediatric Surgery (2019)
  • Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Awards from the UNC School of Medicine Whitehead Medical Society (2019)
  • NIH UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Award (2020).


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Hanging out with my dog Coco Chanel Williams, travelling, watching dramatic TV shows (Grey’s anatomy, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Lovecraft Country, Breaking Bad, The Wire), listening to podcasts (The Read, Serial, S Town, anything true crime), putting glitter on everything, Peloton, dancing in my co-resident’s living room, brunch!