Heritage School graduate and baby advocate Tyree Winters, D.O., would be the speaker for the Ohio College Heritage School of Osteopathic Medication’s 2023 Graduation, set for 10 a.m. on Could 13 on the Convocation Middle in Athens.
Winters is a revered pediatrician, social justice warrior and baby advocate, who has devoted his profession to medically underserved youth. He maintains a particular curiosity in serving to youth fight weight problems. To that finish, he created and is championing a nationwide dance train program for youths known as “Hip Hop with a Doc.” Via the initiative, Dr. Winters earned his nickname, “Dr. Tye: Hip Hop Dance Doc,” whereas positively impacting the well being of numerous sufferers and their households.
Ken Johnson, D.O., Heritage School government dean and Ohio College chief medical affairs officer, describes Dr. Winters because the embodiment of compassionate care.
“He’s not solely treating sufferers, he’s dancing with them in his ready rooms,” Johnson stated. “By integrating his experience in medication with a ardour for hip hop, he’s connecting along with his group in a really genuine method whereas selling the advantages of an energetic life-style. It’s the epidemy of holistic healthcare, and it’s what the Heritage School is all about. I’ve little question that Dr. Winters’s distinctive strategy shall be an inspiration to our graduates.”
Winters is the explicit pediatric residency program director at Goryeb Kids’s Hospital-Atlantic Well being System in Morristown, N.J. He additionally serves as the variety, fairness and inclusion lead doctor for the Division of Pediatrics’ Division Chief Committee and as medical director of the Overlook Medical Middle Pediatric HealthStart Clinic, which provides care to youngsters within the New York metropolitan space who in any other case wouldn’t have entry. Along with his duties at Atlantic Well being System, he’s a scientific assistant professor within the Division of Pediatrics at Sidney Kimmel School of Medication at Thomas Jefferson College.
“Dr. Winters is nationally recognized for his dedication to serving his sufferers and the group,” stated Ohio College President Hugh Sherman, Ph.D. “Ohio College could be very happy with how he’s making such a optimistic distinction by means of his work, and we’re honored that he shall be returning to campus to talk on the Heritage School Graduation Ceremony.”
Winters is dedicated to diversifying the face of medication and has devoted himself to working with the Affiliation of Pediatric Program Administrators (APPD) to advance its mission. He presently serves because the chair of the Below-Represented in Medication in Pediatric Graduate Medication Schooling Studying Committee, co-director of the Advancing Inclusiveness in Medical Schooling Scholarship Program, and a member of the Confronting Racism Motion Taskforce. In these roles, Winters has promoted educational pediatrics to URIM medical college students on the Pupil Nationwide Medical Affiliation (SNMA) Annual Medical Schooling Convention. He additionally represented the APPD and served as a content material professional writer for the primary cohort of the ACGME Fairness Issues initiative.
Along with his work with APPD, Winters is a nationwide chief in pediatrics and DEI, serving because the secretary-treasurer for the American School of Osteopathic Pediatricians, a member of the ACGME Variety Advisory Committee and an merchandise author for the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics.
Winters obtained his B.A. from the College of Michigan-Dearborn and his D.O. from the Ohio College Heritage School of Osteopathic Medication. He accomplished his postgraduate coaching on the whole pediatrics at Nationwide Kids’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.