Danielle Ward, DO, MS

Plastic Surgery Resident Physician, Author, Speaker

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Physician | Plastic Surgery | Student-Focus/Mentor

Dr. Danielle Ward is a plastic surgery resident physician, former urgent care physician, blogger, single mother, and public speaker. She is also the author of the book Atypical Premed: A Non-Traditional Student’s Guide to Applying to Medical School.

Dr. Ward received a BS degree in biochemistry (minor in chemistry) from Louisiana State University in 2009, a Master of Science degree in biochemistry from University of Saint Joseph in 2013, and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus in 2018. Additionally, she completed a General Surgery Traditional Rotating Internship at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2019. Currently, Dr. Ward resides in Miami, Florida as she completes her residency at Larkin Community Hospital – Palm Springs Campus.

In 2013, Dr. Ward created the “Aspiring Minority Doctor” blog, which she actively maintains to document her journey through medicine in addition to offering tips/advice to current pre-medical and medical students on similar paths. She is passionate about motivating and inspiring others to pursue their own dreams, and has been featured in Forbes, The DO, CanvasRebel magazine, The Kitchn, “Accepted.com”, “Medical School Headquarters”, the Journal of the Student National Medical Association (JSNMA), and in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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