Meet Our 2017-18 Fellows!



Benjamin Alfred, NP-C

Ben graduated from The George Washington University where he majored in history and gained a strong interested in public health. After graduation, Ben started working as a social worker in Boston for one year until he was accepted into the Peace Corps where he worked in Ecuador for 27 months on community development and public health. It was through this experience that Ben found the value in direct patient care and building personal relationships. Upon his return to the US, Ben got his RN and MSN at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester. After graduation from nursing school, Ben was accepted in and completed the one year Family Nurse Practitioner Residency at Family Health Center of Worcester where his interested in HIV and viral hepatitis began to develop. Besides healthcare, Ben's other interests are music, reading, hiking, swimming, and learning how to ski.


Babafemi Onabanjo, MD

Femi graduated from Clark Atlanta University a historically black college in Atlanta, GA. While there, he joined a pipeline program through Boston University early medical school selection program (EMSSP). He matriculated and completed BU School of Medicine in 2014. He then went on to complete his residency training at University of South Carolina Palmetto Health Richland Family Medicine program. He always had a passion to help the underserved population and became interested in HIV medicine after attending a few Ryan White conferences during his ID rotations. During residency he helped improve screening rates of Hep C at his family medicine clinic in South Carolina. He plans to use his training in HIV and viral hepatitis to continue to serve vulnerable and underserved populations while still maintaining comprehensive primary care to his patient. His hobbies include watching movies, archery, bowling, weight lifting.