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New Frontiers in Academic Surgery – Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons

Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACSFrom the U.S. National Library of Medicine
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African American surgeons still face many challenges, but their path has been made easier by the pioneering surgeons that came before them. Among academic surgeons today, African Americans hold some of the most prestigious academic surgical positions in the United States including Danny O. Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., executive vice president and provost, and dean of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston School of Medicine, and Selywn Vickers, M.D., senior vice president for medicine and dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

  • Dr. L.D. Britt
  • Dr. Malcolm V. Brock
  • Dr. Karyn L. Butler
  • Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. 
  • Dr. Edward E. Cornwell, III
  • Dr. Kenneth Davis, Jr.
  • Dr. Sharon M. Henry
  • Dr. Carla M. Pugh
  • Dr. Velma Scantlebury
  • Dr. Claudia L. Thomas
  • Dr. Errington C. Thompson
  • Dr. Patricia L. Turner 
  • Dr. Levi Watkins, Jr.

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