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Triumphing over Adversity w/ Dr. Augustus White III & Sister Jenna

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Dr. Augustus White III has been called “the Jackie Robinson of Orthopedics.” He was the first African American medical student at Stanford, the first African American surgical resident at Yale, the first African American professor of surgery at Yale, and the first African American chief of service at a Harvard teaching hospital.

He is now a professor of orthopedics and medical education at Harvard Medical School and Professor Emeritus in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

Dr. White has pioneered the movement in U.S. and Canadian medical schools for culturally competent care and is a leading voice in the medical community’s on-going efforts to address the significant disparities in health and healthcare suffered by African Americans and other minorities. Among his many awards is the William W. Tipton Jr. MD Leadership Award for his work as an educator, mentor and champion of diversity initiatives.

His new book is titled, "Overcoming: Lessons in Triumphing over Adversity and the Power of Our Common Humanity."  Visit

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