Meet A Brother Making A Difference,Dr. Keith Leaphart…..Man Up!

Dr. Keith Leaphart was born and raised in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia and completed his public school education at Central High School. He attended Hampton University where he received a B.S. degree in Biology and was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi. Upon completing his undergraduate studies, Dr.  Leaphart returned home and worked as a teacher at  George Washington Carver High School for Engineering and Science in the Philadelphia Public Schools System.

His passion to help others led him to a career in medicine. Dr. Leaphart attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine earning a medical degree. While a medical student, he concurrently earned his MBA from Saint Joseph’s University. Dr. Leaphart applied this unique professional education in medical administration working directly with the CEO of Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children. His interest in providing high quality & fiscally sound medical care led him to serve as administrative consultant to both GEMEDCO and City Avenue Medical Center.

In the belief that a more inclusive and equitable Philadelphia is possible, Dr. Leaphart founded Rainmakers, Inc., a non-profit organization committed to enhancing alliances amongst African-American professionals. The Rainmakers produce the annual Money, Power, Respect summit which encourages young people to become more entrepreneurial through mentorship and educational workshops. Dr. Leaphart also founded the recently launched “Man Up” initiative. Working through local places of worship, community centers and barbershops, Man Up is a call to restore the role and responsibility of African-American men within the community. The program provides young men with the vision and skills to be a more responsible fathers & role models for Philadelphia’s youth.

Dr. Leaphart completed his residency in physical medicine & rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania, National Black MBA Association, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He sits on the board of The Philadelphia Millions More Movement, Partnership for a Better Philadelphia, and RainMakers, Inc. Dr. Leaphart resides in the Overbrook Farms neighborhood of Philadelphia with his wife Lisa and newborn son Jayden.

    • Pierce Boykin
    • May 22nd, 2010

    Yo Mills, This guy here is my new hero! Everyone who thinks hard work does’nt pay off needs to read this

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