Frederick Ochieng’ is the third born of Margaret and Erastus Ochieng’s six children born in Lwala. He attended Alliance High School in Kikuyu, Kenya (just outside Nairobi) and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2005. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in May 2010 and completed residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt in 2015. He completed his general cardiovascular medicine fellowship training at St. Louis University in Missouri in June 2018. He then spent time training nurses, clinical officers and general practitioners in Rwanda and Malawi in basic cardiac ultrasound for diagnosing and managing heart failure and valve disease as the inaugural Cardiovascular Disease and Global Health Equity fellow at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2019. He practiced general cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic before joining Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants where he currently practices. Family, faith, community support, and his friends in Kenya and abroad have helped him immensely in dealing with the painful loss of his parents. He and his brother, Milton Ochieng’, founded the Lwala Community Alliance and built the Ochieng’ Memorial Lwala Community Health Center to honor their parents who died of AIDS.