Ghulam M. Mehmood, HCST High Tech High School Alumni (2006), is currently working towards fulfilling his dream of becoming a successful physician. He attends NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and plans to become an orthopedic surgeon. At NYIT, he is the president of his class and was recently inducted into the Alpha Eta Honor society. His most recent publication, Utilization of the Ottawa Ankle rules by physician assistants and nurse practitioners, was chosen for a poster presentation and was awarded 3rd place.
Ghulam's drive for success motivated him to graduate college in 3 years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Psychology and Pre-Medicine from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY. He was on the Dean's Honors list for 6 consecutive semesters at Brooklyn College. He was also nominated for the Philip G. Zimbardo award for his excellence in Psychology, and graduated with Honors in Psychology.
Aside from his academic achievements, Ghulam enjoys giving back to the community during his free time. At NYIT, he, along with his graduating class, helped raise $5100 for HCM foundation, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities and financial support to cancer patients, survivors and their families. As the leader of his board, Ghulam held events such as toy drives, food drives, bake sales, and a variety of events which helped raise money for foundations such as the HCM foundation.
Ghulam also has a profound interest in Graphic Design. During his free time, he works as a Graphic Designer for a media company that produces design and print work for television and film. He has worked with clients involved with the following movies and shows; SALT, Smurfs 3D, Law and Order - Special Victims Unit, White Collar, MIB3, MTV, Non-Stop, Jimmy Kimmel, SNL, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and many more.
The Science Department at High Tech helped shape and guide Ghulam to discover what field he wanted to focus on in the future. It aided in his development towards becoming a physician. Ghulam is truly honored to represent High Tech High School on the HCST Foundation Advisory Council.