CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Meet Damien Myers, MD, MPH
Damien Myers MD, MPH is the Chief Operations Officer for Project Pneuma. Prior to joining Project Pneuma full time in 2017, Dr. Myers led the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences program at Western High School in Baltimore City. Dr. Myers also founded the Academy of Future Health Professionals which held summer biomedical boot camps for students interested in careers in the health professions. He currently serves as the Fellowship Director for BMe Community, the largest network of Black social entrepreneurs in the United States. Dr. Myers also serves on the board of trustees for the University of Maryland-Baltimore Foundation and on the advisory board for the University of Maryland-Baltimore CURE Scholars Program.
Dr. Myers holds degrees from Morehouse College (BS, Biology), University of Alabama at Birmingham (MPH in Epidemiology), and Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (MD). Since 2010, Dr. Myers has personally mentored and instructed over 300 high school students who successfully enrolled in public health, nursing, or medical school programs.
Dr. Myers has received numerous awards and accolades. He was honored with the 2016 Elijah Saunders, MD Trailblazer Award for his efforts to decrease health care disparities in urban communities. He also received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Obama in 2016 for his service to the Baltimore community and his efforts to increase diversity in the medical pipeline. In 2014, he was awarded the BMe Community Genius Award for his efforts in connecting people, inspiring youth, and improving the economic conditions in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Myers is married to Ayana Bass-Myers and they have two wonderful children, Demi (age 9) and Damien Amari (age 7).