b'I AM A BENGALMYRON POWELL 95, MD FACS, FASMBSAt GDS:Honor Roll every semester Played Basketball, Soccer, Track & Field, and TennisParticipated in school leadership search committeeAfter GDS: BAS, North Carolina A&T State University Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. MD, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University Board Certifications: American Board of SurgeryNorth Carolina Medical AssociationFellow of American College of Surgeons Fellow of American Society and Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Society of Black Academic Surgeons Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic SurgeonsMyron Powell 95, MD, specializes in general and bariatric surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Health. His work with Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, has changed the lives of many as they feel he has helped give them a new lease on life. He has always wanted to be closer to family so he decided to do his training in NC including all of his surgery residency and fellowship training at Wake Forest Baptist Health. He is now a part of the surgical faculty teaching the next generation of surgeons the art of surgery.Myron decided to do general surgery, but more specifically bariatric surgery based on the ability to alter a patients lifestyle with a simple surgical procedure- many times eliminating medical comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, and an overall better wellness for his patients. Not only does Myron specialize in Bariatric surgery, he also works with the Kidney Transplant Team to perform live donor nephrectomies. This is a surgical procedure where he removes a healthy kidney from a live donor for transplant into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly to eliminate the need for dialysis. Myron always finds it entertaining and fulfilling to learn about patients history and what made them who they are today-outside their pre-existing medical conditions that theyre seeking treatment for. I have the best career in the worldChoose a career that you love, and you will never have to work a day in your lifeSurgeon and Life Changer48 | Winter 2020'