Dr. Desiree Yeboah was born and raised in the NY/NJ area. She attended Binghamton University where she majored in neuroscience and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. She earned her M.D. from New York Medical College, and then went on to complete her pediatric residency training at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island. She is now pursuing a fellowship in Hospitalist Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital to further develop research methodology and QI skills that promote equitable healthcare. Her specific academic areas of focus include addressing communication barriers that limit equitable access to care for patients and families who speak another language other than English, and the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in medical education.