Meet Dr Sylvester Youlo
Dr. Sylvester Youlo is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and writer. He was born in Liberia, West Africa. Due to a civil war that killed thousands in his home country when he was just a young teenager, Dr. Youlo escaped and spent almost six years surviving in several refugee camps around Africa before moving to the United States. His life, the sociopolitical make-up of Liberia, and how that led to a fourteen-year civil war is the basis of The Boy from Pleebo.
Dr. Youlo has made television and radio interviews, has been profiled in the Wisconsin State Journal, and has had numerous speaking engagements. When he is not practicing medicine, or spending time with his wife and three children, or cooking a Liberian cuisine for his family, he loves to write. Dr. Youlo joined Via Christi Clinic Wichita, Kansas in 2018