Dr. Imo Aisiku '92
Worcester State University will welcome Dr. Imo Aisiku '92 as its 136th Commencement speaker, Saturday, May 12 at the DCU Center in Worcester.
Dr. Imoigele Aisiku serves as director of neurocritical care at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and associate professor and vice chairman of critical care for the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. He is part of the team that provided care for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
After earning a bachelor's degree in biology from WSU, he earned a medical degree from the UMass School of Medicine, a master’s degree in clinical research from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and an MBA from Emory’s Goizueta School of Business. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine and completed fellowships in Critical Care and Neurocritical Care and was recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a sickle cell research scholar in 2008. When he was accepted into UMass Medical School, Aisiku was concerned that coming from a small state college might be a disadvantage. “Many of my classmates were from places like Harvard and Boston College,” he explains. “I soon realized that I was very well prepared for the medical program.”
Last April, Dr. Aisiku visited the WSU campus for the lecture "Developments in Medicine and Neuroscience: A Physician's Perspective," He also presented two research awards that he established for Worcester State biology majors during last year's Academic Achievement awards.
Aisiku, whose father is a professor emeritus in WSU’s Education Department and whose mother was a special education teacher at Burncoat Middle School, moved with his family to Auburn, Massachusetts from Brooklyn, New York when he was in high school.
To view a video of Dr. Aisiku's lecture at WSU and view the photo gallery from the event, go here:
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Video of Lecture - Click here