Dr. Maurice Sholas is working to change the face of medicine. He is the energetic principal of Sholas Medical Consulting and fearless leader of emPOWER NOLA Project. Dr. Sholas also founded a community mentorship program for medical students in metro New Orleans. It has matched over 30 students with physicians in practice to foster collaboration, understanding, professional development and personal growth. Dr. Sholas is an active mentor with undergraduates, those in post-medical school training and budding physician entrepreneurs.

His many accolades and awards include:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Clinical Scholar, 2020 – 2023

Founded and led a project group, emPOWER NOLA, that was successful in securing nearly $500,000 in direct seed resources to address community needs and additional indirect support resulting in extensive professional development for the clinical professionals included in the project.

2018 Fall Commencement Keynote Speaker.  Southern University A&M

Center for Leadership, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, 2011-2012

Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2011

Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, reviewer

Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation, reviewer

American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award, 2001