Class of 2024
Fadi Z. Aqeel, DPM
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Undergraduate: Manhattan College
What is your favorite bone? Tibia
Where are you from? Yonkers, NY
Favorite activity outside of work? Golf
Best playlist for the OR? 90’s Rap
Favorite night float snack? Sour Gummies
What is your spirit animal? Lion
Class of 2025
Tarek Eljahmi, DPM
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Undergraduate: Davidson College
What is your favorite bone? Tibial Sesamoid
Where are you from? Newton, Massachusetts
Favorite activity outside of work? Walking in the park, cooking, watching Premier League
Best playlist for the OR? Oldies
Favorite night float snack? Tortilla Chips
What is your spirit animal? Koala
Huma Haq, DPM
Dr. Huma Haq is from Massachusetts, by way of the DMV. She first realized her vocation for healthcare and public health during college when she volunteered at local hospitals and free clinics in underserved areas. Her passion for helping underserved communities lead her to tutor and teach young high school students in Washington DC before starting her journey in medicine.
Dr. Haq’s clinical rotations helped solidify her passion for racial healthcare disparities, providing comprehensive care and bedside manner. Dr. Haq plans to use her training to continue to learn about Podiatric surgery and to advocate for patients.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with loved ones, karaoke, making people laugh, going to comedy shows and dog sitting.
Class of 2026
Moriah Peoples, DPM
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
Dr. Moriah Peoples was born and raised in the inner city of Detroit, MI. Dr. Peoples received an academic Opportunity Scholarship and attended University of Michigan-Dearborn. As a student of University of Michigan-Dearborn, she received her education within two Majors in which she pursued the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry and the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health Policy Studies, graduating with both degrees simultaneously in 2015.
Upon completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Peoples began her graduate studies at the University of Detroit Mercy where she received the Master of Health Services Administration in May 2018 and subsequently became a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Later that same year, in December 2018, she received the Master of Business Administration degree graduating as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society while working as a Care Coordinator for Meridian Health Plan.
Dr. Peoples began her Podiatric medical education in 2019 at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Independence, Ohio. During her time as a medical student, she became the Founder and President of Healthy Minds and Soles Association whose mission is to raise awareness about the connection between the treatment process, amputations, chronic pain and overall practice of podiatric medicine and surgery and the mental health of patients being served while being a mechanism of support for podiatric medical students and physicians. Due to the positive impact of Healthy Minds and Soles Association, Dr. Peoples was nominated as Cleveland’s Own on Fox News. In addition, she maintained her passion for community service by serving as the Vice President of Student Organized Community Service. Dr. Peoples was acknowledged for her demonstration of excellence and professionalism in a clinical setting by receiving the White Coat Scholarship, the American Podiatric Medical Association Student Scholarship and the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine Research Excellence Award. Dr. Peoples graduated from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in May of 2023 and states that her passion for podiatric medicine is due to “When I help people maintain their mobility and reduce pain, I believe I am helping to increase their potential to share their talents and gifts with the world which invigorates the experience of life for everyone”.