Thomasena Ellison Clarke is a committed doctor and educator passionate about imparting knowledge to the next generation. A purveyor of educational excellence, Dr. Ellison leads by example: she is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School, an alumnus of Duke University with a degree in engineering, and a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., The Links Incorporated and Jack and Jill of America. Although she has held academic faulty positions across the continent, from Einstein Medical School and the State University of NY/Downstate to the Caribbean colleges of St. Georges and the American University, Thomasena, a Brooklyn Native, continues to serve her New York Community via her private practice in Brooklyn and her current role as faculty at Maimonides Medical Center. Her position as the Associate Director of Gynecology at Maimonides Medical Center and former roles as Program Directory of the Department of Ob/Gyn at Long Island College Hospital and Vice Chair at the Lutheran Medical Center have positioned her to contribute greatly to the field of medical education. Her office served as an annual site for Medgar Evers College’s summer youth employment program, which educates young adults of diverse racial and economic backgrounds in essential workplace skills with the hope of furthering students’ educational aspirations. Her office also served as volunteer training site for medical assistants achieving Certificates and Nurse Practitioners obtaining master's degree in health. Dr. Ellison has been recognized by the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology twice for her work in resident physician education. Although dedicated to giving back within the medical field, Thomasena is also very involved with philanthropic efforts of her “sisterhoods”. These nationally recognized historic organizations of women of color intensify her efforts of increasing awareness and financial support of HBCUs and other well deserving projects.