Growing up in Ghana in West Africa, Gloria Koomson saw suffering and illness in her family and friends, but no doctors. The lack of medical care struck home with a vengeance when a parasitic disease of the eye left her mother completely blind. She decided then that she would meet this critical shortage in her country and become a doctor. She earned her medical degree from Saba in 2008 and received her first choice of residency in Internal Medicine at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio.