Honoring Black Pioneers in Healthcare - Part 2

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For Black History Month, the Culture of Health podcast is honoring Black trailblazers in healthcare from the early 19th century to present day. Our guests for these two episodes are Dr. Nwando Anyaoku, Chief, Chief Health Equity and Clinical Innovation Officer for Providence and Dr. Richard Allen Williams, Founder of the Association of Black Cardiologists (1974). Currently he is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine (full Professor), where he has been a faculty member for 46 years. (See full bios below for Drs. Anyaoku and Williams)

In this second episode we will be honoring Black doctors from the latter half of the 20th century to today who’ve made substantial contributions to medicine. The trailblazers that helped pave the way for today’s Black doctors faced nearly unsurmountable barriers such as racism, segregation, and income inequality and while those barriers may not be as high, they still exist today. 

There are far too people to honor in two 30-minute episodes, but you can visit the providence blog at blog.providence.org to discover an article honoring Black medical pioneers. Below you’ll also find a couple of timelines with bios of additional noteworthy medical pioneers.



Honoring Black Americans’ Contributions to Medicine | AAFP

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Honoring Black Pioneers in Healthcare - Part 2
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