2024 AAHPM Emerging Leader Toluwalase Ajayi, MD FAAP FAAPHM

Toluwalase Ajayi, MD FAAP FAAHPM Program Director University of California San Diego

AAHPM reached out to the 2024 Emerging Leaders to gain insight into what motivated them to pursue leadership positions and what they find more fulfilling in their experiences. Toluwalase Ajayi, MD FAAP FAAHPM has been recognized as one of the exceptional individuals chosen as a 2024 AAHPM Emerging Leader in Hospice and Palliative Care.

Who has most influenced your work and how have they shaped your contributions?
I would not be able to name just one person. I truly believe I have been influenced and raised by so many mentors and friends. From pioneers in the field of pediatric palliative medicine; to education and health policy; to my peers who I am still always learning from. I reflect this great community.

What is your aspiration for the evolution of hospice and Palliative Medicine?
For this field to continue to grow in innovation and inspiration; So that we never become stagnant or complacent in our ability to be a field of medicine that leads the way in the ability to provide the best care for every patient.

Learn more about the AAHPM 2024 Emerging Leaders in Hospice and Palliative Care and view a full list of all current and past Emerging Leaders.

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