Joseph Daprano '86

Major: Chemistry and English
Work Crew: Landscape, Garden, Chemistry and Farm
Service: Working with the church, St Phillip Nyeri, in Cleveland, Ohio
Current Job: Attending Physician at MetroHealth Medical Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio and Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

After graduating with a double major in Chemistry and English, Joe spent two years with the Peace Corps in Papua New Guinea working as a nutritionist. He returned to the U.S. to attend Case Western Reserve School of Medicine with the goal of working with under-served populations. During medical school he became involved with the Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland, one of the longest thriving free clinics in the U.S.


Joe is currently an attending physician in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center and an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Joe and his wife do overseas healthcare on a periodic basis having taught in a Pediatric residency program in Laos and worked at an HIV Family Clinic in the Dominican Republic. Joe believes that at its best, service is a thread through the entirety of life, a thread of motivation, training, hard work, political activity, good fun and with many inestimable benefits.