Diversity in Practice Speaker Series - Dr. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami

October 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 1

Dr. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami serves as the Director of Medical Student Programs in the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion at the University of Michigan School of Medicine.
Dr. Okanlami earned his MD from the University of Michigan before matching into Orthopedic Surgery at Yale. At the beginning of his 3rd year he suffered a spinal cord injury, paralyzing him from the chest down. After two surgeries and intense rehabilitation, he was blessed with some return of motor function.

Dr. Okanlami went on to earn a Master’s degree in Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship from The University of Notre Dame, and completed his Family Medicine Residency at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana. He is the VP of the River City Challenged Athletes, a non-profit that supports local adaptive sports teams.
His catch phrase is “Disabusing Disability.” He hopes to demonstrate that DISability doesn’t necessarily mean INability, and has a goal of creating a health system that is both inclusive and accessible for all.

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