USA Health and USA College of Medicine represented in Mobile Bay’s 40 Under 40
Four representatives from USA Health and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine were named to Mobile Bay’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2019.
Four representatives from USA Health and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine were named to Mobile Bay’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2019. Each year, Mobile Bay recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 who demonstrate leadership, professional excellence and a commitment to the Mobile Bay area.
Hanna Alemayehu, M.D., F.A.A.P., is an assistant professor of surgery at the USA College of Medicine and a pediatric surgeon with USA Health. Since joining the clinical faculty in 2018, she has made a significant impact on the care of pediatric surgical patients. She recently established a Chest Wall Deformity Clinic at USA Health, which not only provides the most advanced equipment but also dramatically reduces pain for a historically painful procedure. Alemayehu is working to create a medical mission trip that will aid under-served communities in her home country of Kenya.
Brittany Brown, RN, MSN, is director of operations for internal medicine at USA Health. She is responsible for the management and direction of all aspects of operation for more than 15 specialty clinics, where her professionalism, passion and leadership shine through. An avid member of Aubreigh’s Army, Brown raised more than $15,000 for St. Baldricks Foundation. She also works with local high-schoolers on resume writing, interview skills and career-focused concepts.
LoRen Burroughs Modisa, MPA, is the diversity coordinator at the USA College of Medicine. She works to highlight pathways to medical school for students historically disenfranchised from STEM careers and strives to find ways in which to illuminate and celebrate the differences that make each member of the College of Medicine unique. Modisa served as a health policy and advocacy intern for the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation before joining the Peace Corps for two years as an HIV/AIDS civil society capacity building volunteer in Botswana.
Jeremy Towns is a fourth-year student at the USA College of Medicine. A former NFL player, he had stints with the Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles. The Radical Athlete and Student Oasis Ministry (RANSOM), of which Towns is founder, is a student organization whose mission is to spread the news of Christ. The organization has spread to four colleges and is quickly growing. In addition to being a medical student, Towns gives back to the community through speaking engagements.
View the full list of this year's honorees.