FRANK A CUSIMANOFrank is currently a Medical Student and PhD Candidate with degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Nutrition, and Metabolic Biology. His passion is all things Science, Technology, Education, Leadership, Medical Education Reform, Fitness, Endurance Athletics, & Bioart. He enjoys motivating others, teaching how to use leadership in education, volunteering with youth programs, educating, and helping clients reach their health & wellness goals. You can find his work on Medium or follow him on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook for daily updates!
RESIDENCENew York City, NY
EDUCATIONBA, BS, MA, MS, MPhil
HOBBIESRunning, Biking, Reading, Teaching
PROJECTS, BUSINESS, & WORK
HOW I SPEND MY TIME
RESEARCHI took a side step during med school to finish my PhD. Research and advancing our scientific understanding is very important to me.
STUDYINGWhether studying medicine, or reading new research, learning is a big part of my daily routine and my education.
FAMILYMy wife is my everything, she is my best friend, my family, my motivation, and my mentor.
TRAININGAs an ex-Elite Athlete and Certified Personal Trainer, I am always training for something!
BUSINESSAs an Entrepreneur at heart, I am always looking to build something. Currently building an academic counseling company: School Acceptance
SLEEPAlthough I only average 5-7hrs a night, sleep is the most important part of my productivity.
With a lot of work left, I anticipate that I will graduate with my PhD in Nutritional and Metabolic Biology from the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University in the spring of 2019. My current work is in the Harris Wang Lab at Columbia University Medical Center studying the effects of the individual bacteria or engineered probiotics on the Microbiome-Gut-Brain-Axis.
MED SCHOOL GRADUATION
After my PhD, I will return to medical school completing my last two clinical years rotating through the different specialties. I anticipate I will apply to Residency programs in Internal Medicine looking for a program at a University Hospital. During my last two years, I will try to remain active in my research and improving my companys' reach.