We Are Ready, Willing and Able To Serve: Addressing the Healthcare Shortage with Dr. Omondi Nyong’o
Dr. Omondi Nyong’o is a pediatric and adult strabismus ophthalmologist at Palo Alto Medical Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, and Neuroscience with distinction in physics from Brown University, an MD from the University Of California San Francisco School Of Medicine, and has received the Rabb-Venable research prize in ophthalmology from the National Medical Association.
He has several accomplishments in his profession. He has been a professor and instructor at the University of California San Francisco and Stanford University School of Medicine. He has published widely and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Nyong’o serves on multiple volunteer medical missions to Mexico where he performs free eye surgery for children and adults, and teaches surgery to Latin American ophthalmologists-in-training. He also staffs a charity clinic for blind children at the San Francisco public hospital.
He is currently the President of the Alumni Alliance for the National Medical Fellowships Inc.
In this episode we talked about:
- Who and what was instrumental in his career journey
- His role as a pediatric ophthalmologist and what it means to be a role model
- How he became involved with NMF
- Why being inclusive is the right thing to do
- How we can learn from children to build a better future
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