Ted Nnamno Obi

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Ted Nnamno Obi
Meet 2024 Award Recipient

Ted Nnamno Obi

Ted came to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from the University of Virginia where he majored and graduated with distinction in Psychology. During his time at Virginia, he co-founded a social enterprise focused on telemedicine in West Africa and co-developed Melanin Doc, a non-profit organization to support minority pre-medical students. He entered the MD program in 2018 through the Flex-Med program.

While at Icahn, Ted co-founded the Diversity Innovation Hub, participated in the Genentech Innovation Fellowship, participated in the OHBM/NFL scholars program, volunteered as a case manager at the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership, the ISMMS student-run free clinic (EHHOP), led as the president of Students for Equal Opportunity in Medicine (SEOM), and co-led the Global Health Interest Group. Ted pursued two scholarly years where he received a Master's in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a Master's in Biotechnology from the Harvard Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department.

Ted extends his heartfelt gratitude towards his parents, siblings, friends, and the exceptional faculty at Sinai, whose support has been pivotal in making his medical education and personal journey - enriching, enjoyable, and unique. Specifically, he would like to thank Dr. Gary Butts, Dr. Raja Flores, Dr. Allison Gault, Dr. Reginald Miller, Dean Ann-Gel Palermo, Dean Valerie Parkas, Dean David Muller, and Dean Dennis Charney.

Ted will graduate with his MD, MBA, and MSc degrees, and will embark on the next phase of his career as a psychiatrist, pursuing his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Mclean.

Ted Nnamno Obi is receiving the:

Dr. David K. McDonogh Award for Diversity in Medical Education