Meet the Boston Doctor Who Dances in the Street for Charity

08/11/2015 AT 05:00 PM EDT

Dr. Adnan Khera is an anesthesiology resident at Boston's Tufts Medical Center, but the city's residents probably know him better as a dancer.

That's because twice a week, Khera takes to the city's sidewalks to dance for money. But it's not because things are rough for medical residents: He's doing it for charity.

Khera's organization, Doctor Be Dancing, has raised over $5,000 for assorted charities over the past three months. The money goes to "animals that need rescuing, children who are living in poverty and need school supplies, terminally ill children, and meals for people who have chronic illnesses," according to CBS Boston.

And sometimes Dr. Khera has help: "There are all sorts of people who come and dance with me," Khera said. "Homeless people, kids, college students, parents. Even if they don't drop anything in the bucket, you know in that moment you've inspired someone."



Khera, who describes his style as "a mix of popping, crump and hip-hop," doesn't see much of a difference between his medical work and his dancing. "Being a doctor is a lot about caring and a lot about comfort. You're basically, ultimately, trying to form a connection with another human being and make their life better."
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