Adriel, a Panamanian-American from Houston, TX, graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a BSc and BA in Neuroscience and Science, Society, and Technology Studies. He earned his MD through the combined Baccalaureate-MD Program in Liberal Medical Education at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. At Brown, he conducted research on a novel pharmaceutical treatment for neonatal cerebrovascular brain injury, psychiatric neurosurgery, including neuroablation and Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and spinal neurocircuitry involved in pain signaling. Under the mentorship of Dr. Ziya Gokaslan, Adriel started the first National Student Neurological and Neurosurgical Research Conference for medical students, which has grown into an international conference to support students interested in clinical neurosciences. As a medical student, he worked at Clínica Esperanza (Hope Clinic), a free, student-run clinic for uninsured, mostly Spanish-speaking, members of the Providence community, and helped start a neurology specialty clinic that has now served nearly 60 patients with a variety of neurologic conditions including epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and headache disorders. As a classically-trained violinist with over 20 years of experience, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, concert halls in Italy and Germany, and first found his way to medicine performing for patients in ICUs and hospital bedrooms. In his spare time, he loves to listen to and make music, eat great food, exercise, and read webcomics.
Undergraduate Education, Brown University
Medical Education, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University