Black Resident Spotlight

We aim to support and uplift our incredible community of Black Housestaff. Please enjoy a glimpse into their unique experiences here at Stanford. #RepresentationMatters #DiversityInMedicine #WhatADoctorLooksLike #StanfordMed

Every two weeks of our Black Spotlight Campaign, we will feature a different member of medical residency programs.

Oluwatomisin Obafemi - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Born in Nigeria I have had the privilege of splitting my childhood between New Zealand and the USA. I have desired to be a Cardiothoracic Surgeon for as long as I can remember and my time in medical school at UTMB only confirmed this. During the residency application process Stanford Health Care became my dream program. It is where I envisioned receiving the best training to become a CT surgeon and I have not been disappointed. The case variety and resources available here at Stanford are world class and the faculty are equally impressive. I can honestly say that the department has an amazing chair and program director. I have personally experienced their kindness and generosity and know that they care about my well-being. In the current socio-economic climate it has never been more important for me embrace my heritage and become a leader that inspires the next generation of black and minority physicians and surgeons. At Stanford I have the platform to achieve this lofty but yet consequential goal and I feel supported in this pursuit.

How have you been supported at Stanford?

What message do you have for Black applicants?