Title

Black Man in a White Coat - A Doctor's Reflection on Race and Medicine

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

9-12-2017

Comments

Damon Tweedy, MD

Abstract

Dr. Damon Tweedy is author of the New York Times bestseller Black Man in a White Coat, selected by TIME magazine as one of the Top 10 Non-Fiction books of 2015. In this book, Dr. Tweedy explores the challenges confronting black doctors as well as the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients. He also offers guidance on better treatment and more compassionate care of this patient population.

For the last several years, Tweedy has written and lectured on the intersection of race and medicine, publishing articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, JAMA and Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Tweedy is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He completed both his medical internship and psychiatry residency at Duke Hospital. He is currently an assistant professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and a staff psychiatrist at the Durham VA Medical Center.