Andrew Aboujaoude


Andrew Aboujaoude





Andrew Aboujaoude is a United States Air Force Captain and physician at Columbia University currently pursuing a residency in anesthesiology. While he was an undergraduate student at UCF, his experiences with the homeless community in Downtown Orlando deeply impacted him. As a result, he was inspired to do his part as a social entrepreneur to help improve the healthcare situation of the homeless community in Orlando by starting Hearts for the Homeless Orlando, an organization that aims to counteract chronic hypertension in the homeless community. Over six years later, the nonprofit has transformed into Hearts for the Homeless International and has impacted communities in over half of the United States and in 4 continents. Its work now also includes mental health screenings, blood glucose screenings, opioid epidemic response, arrhythmia detection, and natural disaster response efforts. As the organization’s outreach and services grow, Andrew continues to be inspired by the graciousness of the volunteers and the homeless community as he continues to lead and serve.