About Me Professionally
About Dr. Kiki
Dr. Kiki holds a Bachelor’s degree in Developmental Psychology and Biology from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, a Master’s degree in Biomedical Science from UMDNJ – Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine (formerly UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine). She is a Paul Ambrose and Albert Schweitzer Fellowship alumni. Dr. Kiki did two years of Residency at the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education before complications from a motor vehicle accident forced her to take a well-needed break. She has been awarded multiple awards, grants, and scholarships throughout her education due to academic excellence, commitment to service and leadership, and continuously seeking opportunities to better herself. Her career focus includes women's health, mental health, global health, health policy, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and working in pharma.
Dr. Kiki has participated in multiple sponsored medical mission trips to Costa Rica, Ethiopia, and Jamaica and continues to work with local charities to provide services needed both medically and personally. For the past three years, Dr. Kiki has worked in clinical care, treating and working with patients until the effects of COVID-19 played a significant role in her decision to change paths in her career. Dr. Kiki is the Founder of a nonprofit organization, Orthodox GEMS, where she mentors and empowers female youth within the Orthodox Christian faith. She also has done multiple talks and presentations within the local community, expounding on mental health, overall health and wellness, and providing osteopathic manipulations.
“I truly believe we all fall short; in all aspects of life. It is not the pitfalls or mistakes that makes us who we are, but it’s in the lessons we learn and in our resiliency. Some are blessed enough to bounce back with ease, while some are forced to take more time and ultimately struggle. This forum will focus on allowing for individual stories to be told by creating a community of support and positive feedback while also creating a network for resources and opportunities. More than ever we, as a community of physicians, need to generate and disseminate mental health information, for us and by us. Moreover, create a space for advocacy, understanding, and less shame, to ultimately heal ourselves and the community. To me, it is best to be able to do it all on one platform and in the same space. ”
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” — Fred Rogers
Connect with Dr. Kiki
Dr. Kiki is working to change the system governing physicians and their mental health needs by increasing transparency, acknowledgement, accountability, and community participation. Her goal is to shift the paradigm that drives systemic progress to decrease suicide and mental health obstacles within the physician community.
If you feel hopeless or detached, or like you have lost your confidence, inspiration, or motivation… You are not the only one!
Schedule a personal meeting with Dr. Kiki, or join our Facebook group, so we can start the conversation and make effective changes.
Get to Know Dr. Kiki
Personally & Genuinely!
I am the mother of a 4-year-old son, who is going on 30! He keeps me on my toes and ensures that I am busy. He is my motivation for all that I do; I did not want to show him a quitter or to be an example of someone giving up or wasting my talents. He is the driving force for my perseverance.
I am also a sister and the baby of the family. My parents are my source of strength and my brother is my business guru.
I am a Jersey girl with roots in Maryland. I am a first-generation Jamaican-American. My culture plays a significant role in who I am. Reggae music keeps me serene and the food blissful!
I love cooking and baking, especially trying new or unique recipes! I have a sweet tooth that I am trying to tame.
I love to travel. My bucket list is to touch all the continents, all that I have left is Antarctica and Australia. To date, my top 3 favorite countries are Portugal, Ethiopia and Costa Rica. I love almost all things outdoors, especially zip-lining and water and adventures.
I consider myself to be an introvert with extrovert tendencies.
Most importantly, in all that I do and for all that I am, I give thanks to God for life!