Meet Our Team

Get to know the people working diligently to create better health outcomes for African Americans for generations to come.

Our Founder

Andrew Suggs - CEO & Founder
Andrew is on a mission to save the lives of African American men by addressing chronic health conditions through the trusted relationships established between hair professionals and their clients. This seemingly simple idea is growing rapidly into becoming its own movement.

The recent loss of his own father in 2020 made Andrew’s passion for this cause to grow even stronger, and is set on elevating barbers into becoming not only leaders in their community but also lifesavers for those who sit in their chairs. He’s on the path to reach men and women and save lives in the most unexpected of ways.
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The Brain Trust

Meet the healthcare leaders driving the mission behind Live Chair Health.

Daniel Okorodudu, MD MHS

Endocrinologist

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Stephen L. Noble, M.D. FACS

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

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Basil Waine Kong

President at Heart Institute of the Caribbean Foundation

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Athol Morgan, MD, MHS

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine at University of Maryland School of Medicine

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Sidney Nelson III, MD

Internal Medicine

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ABOUT

Dr. Nelson holds a medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine residency at York Hospital. He spent greater than 10 years practicing hospital-based medicine at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore before going into private practice and partnering to form One World Healthcare, a primary care practice. As a primary
care physician, Dr. Nelson has taken the initiative to fully involve himself in the community as a physician. Engaging in community events as well as hosting and participating in several community health fairs. Dr. Nelson’s mantra is...’Quality of care in medicine can only be maximized by an approachable and respectful relationship between patient and physician. I strongly believe in establishing a connection with those who give me the opportunity to take part in the promotion of their health.’

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Stephen L. Noble, M.D. FACS

Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist

Dr. Noble is passionate about addressing the healthcare disparities that face the Black community. A cardiothoracic surgeon and decorated Navy veteran, his clinical interests include robotic-assisted thoracic surgery, health outcomes disparities, and the use of science and technology in medicine. He graduated from Xavier University and received his medical and surgical training from Indiana University, Oregon Health and Science University and the Ohio State University.

B. Waine Kong

CEO, Association of Black Cardiologists

Kong has quietly devoted his life to learning ways to improve the health of the African-American community. As chief executive officer of the Association of Black Cardiologists, Kong continues to work to increase the lifespan of black Americans, so that the multigenerational black community will include more and more grandparents and great-grandparents.

Athol Morgan, MD, MHS

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine at University of Maryland School of Medicine

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Daniel Okorodudu, MD MHS

Endocrinologist

Dr. Okorodudu has a strong passion for educating and encouraging patients to take control of their disease. He earned a medical degree in 2008 and completed an internal medicine residency in 2011. He completed a fellowship in endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition as well as a master’s degree in health science and clinical research, both at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, in 2014.

Barbershops and salons are the places that we have chosen for our quiet revolution – one that aims to close the life expectancy gap for African-American men once and for all.

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