Meet the

Doctor Entrepreneur Trauma Surgeon Podcaster Author

Dr. Nii Darko

As a kid, I always wanted to have an impact on people or be larger than life. I thought about becoming an astronaut, athlete, lawyer, or doctor. It wasn’t until the Cosby Show that I knew what I wanted to be. A successful doctor with a beautiful wife, great kids, and lives in Brooklyn… What more could a regular kid from Queens, New York want? After getting the degrees, credentials, and certifications, I realized that my life was far from a TV show. As a doctor, not only was I not in complete control over my life, but I also hadn’t explored other talents I knew I had. But…

I was living my life in a box

After a year of work, I met so many doctors making moves outside of traditional medicine.

There were doctors who did medical humanitarian work in war-torn places of the world, others running their own businesses, and some on TV. They were happy and passionate not just about being physicians but about being IMPACTFUL and adding VALUE to society by doing more than just medicine. 

I thought to myself “If I had known some of these stories or met these people during my climb up the ladder, maybe I would have done things a bit differently.” So, I pulled my other talents off the back burner.

I created a podcast called Docs Outside the Box

Docs Outside the Box podcast brings stories of ordinary doctors doing extraordinary things to inspire other docs to think outside the box. My guests are living proof that doctors can break free from the exam room. Their stories have inspired me to push past my comfort zone.

Outside of work I'm...

An Author

I am proud to be a best-selling author with my book, 3,2,1…Podcast, that helps you build brand authority through podcasting.

A Humanitarian

Alongside my wife, medical humanitarian work continues to be a passion of ours when we work with International Healthcare Volunteers in Ghana.

A Speaker

I speak about what I know. I've talked to small and large audiences alike on topics including entrepreneurship, locums, diversity in medicine, and podcasting.

A Coach

I coach 10 Steps to Podcasting, the only podcasting course exclusively for physicians. I've helped several well-known. physician podcasters start their own podcasts. In just 10 easy steps, you can launch your podcast!