The story of DaVinci Academy begins with Dr. Cooper and Dr. DeLeonibus working as tutoring partners
for the gross anatomy course at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. The goal of their sessions
was to help students develop an understanding of the core concepts and their application to highly tested clinical scenarios. In addition, Dr. Cooper and Dr. DeLeonibus intertwined their anatomy lectures with other critical subjects such as physiology, pathology and infectious disease. Combining content from multiple subjects allowed students to further their understanding of anatomy and organ systems in
general. These tutoring techniques became highly sought after among their peers, and their sessions were consistently booked-up every week for two years. Dr. Cooper and Dr. DeLeonibus were frequently asked by students for resource recommendations. However, they often felt there was not an ideal anatomy resource to recommend. As a result, Dr. Cooper and Dr. DeLeonibus created their own anatomy study resource utilizing their teaching methods that could help students beyond just their own medical school.
In 2018, DaVinci Academy released its first textbook and online lecture video series, Principles of
Clinical Anatomy. As a result of consistently positive feedback from medical students across the country
that benefited from using their anatomy textbook and videos, Dr. Cooper and Dr. DeLeonibus decided to
create a second resource utilizing the same teaching methods for biochemistry. They recruited their
colleague Ronit Shah, a medical student with extensive teaching experience, to co-author the book and
videos with them. The three co-authors diligently worked to produce the textbook and video series,
Principles of Clinical Biochemistry. DaVinci’s Biochemistry course helps students develop a solid
foundational understanding of biochemistry and the ability to apply concepts to clinical examples
frequently tested on exams.
DaVinci Academy’s mission is to deliver innovative medical learning to students across all medical
fields. We remember and understand the experience of being a student faced with the enormous task of
learning large amounts of material in a short period of time. Therefore, our books and videos are written
in a manner to deepen students’ understanding in a time efficient manner. Your time is infinitely valuable,
so stop wasting it. We thank you for your use of our resources and look forward to joining you on your
path to success!