Member Spotlight

Grant Yonemoto
NYCPM Class of 2020

Q: Why did you choose podiatry?
A: I chose podiatric medicine because of my sister. I was an investment banker in New York, and I felt that I was not making the kind of impact that I wanted. My sister introduced me to a podiatrist she worked with and I took a week of vacation to shadow him in his office. I saw first-hand the way he connected personally with his patients and made a direct impact on the patients’ health and well-being helping people live their best life. At that point, I knew that a career in podiatry was the only choice for me. 

Q: What is your favorite meal at home/when away at school?
A: Cooking is a major past-time for me, so whenever I can manage the time to make a gourmet home-cooked meal I take it! Perhaps my favorite meal to cook and eat would be my Grandma’s sweet & sour spare ribs.

Q: What is your favorite brand of sneaker?
A: Definitely Nike. Jordan Band sneakers, specifically, have a special place in my heart.

Q: What would you title/name your autobiography?
A: "Chasing Food: How I found my dreams, passion, and inspiration"
Q: Finish this sentence, "People would be surprised to learn that I..."
A: ...I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and I was a three-time state football champion.

Student Doctor Grant Yonemoto

"The American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association is the national, student-led organization that serves as the collective voice for all podiatric medical students. We are committed to the protection and advancement of student rights and interests by advocating in legislative and educational arenas. We provide resources to our members to assist them throughout their education as they transition into podiatric residents and physicians."