Dr. Daphnis received his Bachelor in Science in Development Sociology from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1998, his Master of Public Health from the Division of Population and Family Health of Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York City, New York in 2000 and his Doctor of Medicine from State University of New York School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York, in 2007. He completed his Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine Combined Residency at the Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, in 2012. Dr. Daphnis is board eligible by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Daphnis has realized his potential spanning the fields of development, public health and medicine both internationally and domestically during his close to over 20 years of service. This has included an array of diverse ventures including traveling the world documenting moments with his camera and pen as a cultural ethnographer, working in the fields of maternal child health in Accra, Ghana and in Johannesburg, South Africa and serving as an administer of an African-centered Saturday School in Ithaca. After successfully completing the MPH program he was instrumental in producing an evaluation of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschapelles, Haiti, he taught children in Philadelphia, Yonkers and New York City, he was one of the initiators of the Public Health Interest Groups at Stony Brook University and he served on the Local, Regional and National Boards of the Student National Medical Association. More recently Dr. Daphnis and his wife Dr. Nichols have been instrumental in beginning the process of marrying Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York with a rural clinic in Northern Haiti. Additionally Drs. Daphnis and Nichols have been invited to participate in a White House Town Hall Meeting on issues pertaining to the Health of People of Color, have been requested to serve as Trustees on the Board of the New Orleans' Chapter of the Awesome Foundation, asked by the National Public Health Institute of Brazil and Rio de Janiero's Ministry of Health to facilitate or assist in several health and public health projects in Brazil and to develop high-level partnerships between American and Brazilian institutions and associations.
- Medical School: State University of New York School of Medicine
- Residency: Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York