Interviews

September 17, 2017

From Africa to America: The Grass is (not) Always Greener

Over the next several weeks, I will be posting a few stories in this blog under the above title. Some of the stories will be heartwarming, […]
October 10, 2017

THE INTERVIEW: PEASCO

August 19, 2017

Radiographic and Respiratory Effects of Growing Rods in Children With Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

BACKGROUND: Respiratory weakness and spinal deformity are common in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Posterior (distraction type) growing rods have recently gained favor as a […]

Writer’s bio


Dr. Youlo was born in Liberia, West Africa, in a small town called Pleebo. When he was just thirteen years old, a civil war that would displace and kill thousands, including his friends and relative, broke out in his native country. Just a teenager, he fled home, alone, and spent several years moving from refugee camp to refugee camp in neighboring Ivory Coast and Ghana. His gripping and yet heartwarming story is documented in his memoir, The Boy from Pleebo .