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On Call with Dr. Aletha Maybank

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Dr. Aletha Maybank is a young, highly respected physician on a mission. Her professional and volunteer life reflects her passion to improve the quality of health in various communities - in New York City, nationally, and abroad. Dr. Maybank is highly sought after for her expertise in preventive medicine, food and fitness, maternal and child he...alth, cancer, HIV/AIDS, community health, and health inequities. Currently, Dr. Maybank is an Assistant Commissioner at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She is also a founding board member of the Artemis Medical Society (an international mentoring, networking, and advocacy organization of over 2,500 Black female physicians). The double-board certified physician is also co-founder of the "We Are Doc McStuffins" movement, a movement founded by African American female physicians who were inspired by the Disney Junior character Doc McStuffins (see link below). In 2010, Dr. Maybank served on two medical mission trips to Haiti to assist in the post-earthquake relief efforts. While there, she provided direct health care to child survivors. In an effort to make health an accessible topic "wherever one lives, works, plays, and prays," Dr. Maybank created the blog, On Call in the City.

In the media circuit, Dr. Maybank has appeared or been profiled on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show, BET's 106 & Park, HuffPost Live, Our World with Black Enterprise, FOX 5 NY Good Day Street Talk, and various other outlets. She has also advised on three film projects: the award-winning documentary "Soul Food Junkies" by Byron Hurt, "The Deadliest Disease in America" by Crystal Emery, and "The Tale of Timmy Two Chins" by Luis Hernandez. For her accomplishments, she has been honored by the National Coalition of 100 Black Men, The Network Journal 40 Under 40, the Hip Hop Loves Foundation, and NV Magazine's Movers and Shakers 2010.

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