Black Men In White Coats

Dr. Brian J. Dixon - A Psychiatrist on a Mission to Fix Healthcare!

An episode of Black Men In White Coats

By Dale Okorodudu
Black Men in White Coats podcast is dedicated to telling the stories of black male clinicians. Our goal is to inspire others to pursue careers in healthcare, and to promote a positive narrative for black men overall. By allowing black male clinicians to tell their stories, we aim to touch minds and touch hearts.

*Hosted and founded by Dale Okorodudu, MD.
Dr. Emmanuel Chandler - I Ditched the Backup & Didn't Give Up!
Dr. Emmanuel Chandler is a Pediatric & Adolescent Physician.   Along his journey, he has appreciated the power of having a strong network and being intentional.  My favorite portion of his episode is when he discusses how he and his family strategized for his success from an early age.  Also, his general theme is not giving up and relying on his network for support.  Along his journey, Dr. Chandler had multiple people step into his life and provide that much needed motivation.  You'll appreciate the importance of network after listening to this episode!   **PREMEDS– register for the upcoming Medical School Application Boot Camp Webinar Series which will help you prepare to apply for medical school.  This series is being conducted in partnership with the Student National Medical Association.  Click HERE to register. **CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST ON ITUNES! **Join Diverse Medicine Recruitment Center at www.DiverseMedicine.com!  We're Bringing Diversity to Medicine! **If you’re a black male clinician with a great journey to share, we’d love to have you on the podcast. Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org **Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com.
27:02
May 2, 2019
Dr. Victor Simms- Being Excellent, Being Humble!
Dr, Victor Simms is the 11th out of 13 children!  Yes, you read that right, 11th out of 13!  He has had quite the journey to becoming the chief of Internal Medicine at his current institution.  Growing up in a rough area gave him a mental fortitude for success and he has capitalized on that!  Even with his great successes and overcoming the odds, Dr. Simm's remains as humble as they come!    **PREMEDS- register for the upcoming Medical School Application Boot Camp Webinar Series which will help you prepare to apply for medical school.  This series is being conducted in partnership with the Student National Medical Association.  Click HERE to register. **CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST ON ITUNES! **If you’re a black male clinician with a great journey to share, we’d love to have you on the podcast. Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org **Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com.
33:04
April 25, 2019
Dr. Asante Dickson - A Culture of Survival
Meet Dr. Asante Dickson, Chairman of the Radiology at Washington Adventist Hospital.  He's a true New Yorker who was raised in a hip hop culture.  Dr. Dickson is well accomplished on many levels and drops knowledge throughout this entire podcast episode.  Perhaps most impressive is how he breaks down the impact of hip hop culture on his journey through medicine.  As he put it, he was raised in a culture of survival which played a significant role in his development.      **CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST ON ITUNES! **If you’re a black male clinician with a great journey to share, we’d love to have you on the podcast. Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org **Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com.
37:13
April 18, 2019
Niyi Soetan - Thriving through subtle microagressions
Meet student doctor Niyi Soetan.  Have you ever wanted to get into the mind of a medical student?  in this episode Niyi does an excellent job of displaying the thoughts he had along the journey to medical school!  He makes you feel like you're right there with him.  From microagressions to feeling isolated as a child, Student Doctor Soetan shares it all!  My favorite line from this episode was "I didn't realize how different it is when you can't see yourself there!"  Connect with him on twitter @Medical_Niyi **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you’re a black male clinician with a great journey to share, we’d love to have you on the podcast. Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org **Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com.
35:04
April 4, 2019
James Stewart- HBCU to Ivy League, Living My Dream
Meet James Stewart, a soon to be general surgeon.  When he was around three years of age, he'd run around the house saying "I'm going to be a docor" (he couldn't make the 't' sound yet).  Now that dream is coming to fruition.  In this episode, future Dr. Stewart details his journey to becoming a doctor.  He shares stories of doubt, hard work, and success.  All along the way, he has had the heart of servant, always looking for leadership opportunities to help others.  Connect with him on twitter @stewartwjames **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you’re a black male clinician with a great journey to share, we’d love to have you on the podcast. Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org **Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com.
30:04
March 29, 2019
Showly Nicholson - From Hoops to Harvard
If you want to meet an impressive guy then you want to meet Showly Nicholson.  This medical student has his act together.  Showly is currently in med school at Harvard and prior to that did his undergraduate education at Harvard as well.  Growing up, basketball was his passion and he was determined of going the NBA.  That didn't happen, but I think we'd all agree that he's done pretty well for himself so far.  In this episode, you'll learn how Showly is able to take lessons from various areas of life and incorporate them into other areas.  Perhaps, this skill came from years of discipline on the basketball court.  From Hoops to Harvard!   **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you’re a black male clinician with a great journey to share, we’d love to have you on the podcast. Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org **Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com.
41:18
March 7, 2019
Dr. Maurice Sholas - The Renaissance Doc!
Dr. Maurice Sholas does it all!  I like to call him the Renaissance Doc!  He is a doctor, businessman, speaker, etc. etc. etc.  In his own words, he is a "chief medical expert." In this episode, you'll hear tons of jewels for success!  A good ol' boy with southern Louisiana roots, Dr. Sholas has traveled widely and been exposed to a variety of cultures.  He is a trained Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation doctor, and also has a PhD.  This man is doing it all!!!  To learn more about Dr. Sholas  visit www.docmosho.com/ **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you’re a black male clinician with a great journey to share, we’d love to have you on the podcast. Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org **Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com.
42:15
February 28, 2019
Dr. Clarence Lee Jr- Persist Until You Succeed!
Dr. Clarence Lee Jr. is a physician, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker.  He is the author of the books "Persist" and "Well My Mom Says".  Dr. Lee's journey has definitely been an interesting one.  From living in rough areas to being a flight surgeon in the military, he's seen overcome a great many obstacles.  You're in for a real treat on this episode.  Learn more about Dr. Lee at http://clarenceleejr.com/   **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you’re a black male clinician with a great journey to share, we’d love to have you on the podcast. Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org **Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com.
49:03
February 7, 2019
Dr. Jason Campbell - I Ended Up Where I'm Supposed to Be!
Meet Dr. Jason Campbell, an anesthesiology resident who as he puts it, "ended up where he is supposed to be."  Dr. Campbell had many bumps along his journey in medicine, some of which made him think his dream would never come to fruition.  But with perseverance, it did! Check out his journey to medicine! Connect with Dr. Campbell on Instagram @jc_of_the_dc **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you’re a black male clinician with a great journey to share, we’d love to have you on the podcast. Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org **Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com.
28:15
January 31, 2019
Sean Brown - I'm The Only Black Man In My Med School Class!
Meet future Dr. Sean Brown.  He is the only black male medical student in his class.  You heard that right, the only one!  But that's not stopping.  As a matter of fact, he has overcome so much that that may be the least of his battles.  Check out his journey to medicine! Registration for the Black Men In White Coats Summit is now open. Learn more at www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/summit **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you’re a black male clinician with a great journey to share, we’d love to have you on the podcast. Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org
33:07
January 24, 2019
Meet Dr. Darrell Gray, II - Faith & Perseverance
Meet Dr. Darrell Gray, II, a gastroenterologist with a heart to help the next generation.  Dr. Gray has an awesome story of perseverance based in faith.  He had many ups and downs along his journey to medicine but through it all, one verse remained with him "for I know the plans I have for you!"  Keep up with Dr. Gray on Twitter: @DMGrayMD   Registration for the Black Men In White Coats Summit is now open. Learn more at www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/summit **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you’re a black male clinician with a great journey to share, we’d love to have you on the podcast. Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org
32:23
January 18, 2019
Dr. Brian H. Williams - Transitioning From The Military to Trauma Surgery
Dr. Brian Williams is the host of the popular podcast Race, Violence, & Medicine.  Many of you may know him as the doctor who cared for many victims in the Dallas Police Shooting, however there's so much more to him than that.  Dr. Williams is a trauma surgeon who left a career in the military to pursue a career in medicine.  In this episode, he walks us through that journey.  Learn more about Dr. Williams on his website www.BrianWilliamsMD.com.   Registration for the Black Men In White Coats Summit is now open. Learn more at www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/summit **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you’re a black male clinician with a great journey to share, we’d love to have you on the podcast. Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org
28:41
January 9, 2019
Dr. Brian J. Dixon - A Psychiatrist on a Mission to Fix Healthcare!
Dr. Brian Dixon's has come a long way. Growing up poor allowed him to gain perspective on what a great doctor should be. He now desires to become the doctor that he always dreamed of being. In this episode, you'll learn how Dr. Dixon refused to let his circumstances shape limit his opportunities. He is now a successful physician, author, and business owner. Learn more about Dr. Dixon at: https://www.drbriandixon.com/ Registration for the Black Men In White Coats Summit is now open. Learn more atwww.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/summit **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you’re a black male clinician with a great journey to share, we’d love to have you on the podcast. Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org
23:12
December 14, 2018
Dr. Nii Darko aka The Podcast Boss! - Trauma Surgeon
Dr. Nii Darko (or the podcast boss as I like to call him) needs no introduction. He is the host of the top ranked podcast, Docs Outside The Box (http://www.docsotb.com/). Dr. Darko came up from the projects to become a high respected surgeon and businessman. In this episode of Black Men In White Coats, he shares his journey and the explains how his passions led him to success! Follow him on twitter: @drniidarko Registration for the Black Men In White Coats Summit is now open. Learn more at www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/summit **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you're a black male clinician with a great journey to share, we'd love to have you on the podcast. Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org
18:32
December 6, 2018
Meet Dr. Adeleke Adesina - Emergency Medicine
Many of you may know Dr. Adeleke Adesina as one of the greatest test prep teachers around. Yes, he is the founder of FTP Lectures, but did you know his struggle to get to where he is today? He was told no multiple times but continued to fight for what he wanted. Dr. Adesina crossed the ocean and once he got here, refused to accept anything other than what he came for! Learn more about FTP Lectures here: https://www.ftplectures.com/
47:30
November 29, 2018
Meet Dr. Cedrek McFadden - Colorectal Surgeon
Dr. Cedrek McFadden is a real thought leader! He knew from a young age that he wanted to be a medical doctor. What I like most about his journey to medicine is his absolute love for the field. At every stage, his passion for medicine is evident. Starting with his desire to help his grandmother as a very young age, to watching surgeries on TLC, this passion drove him to success! Learn more about Dr. McFadden on his personal website at: http://cedrekmd.com. Registration for the Black Men In White Coats Summit is now open. Learn more at http://www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/summit **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets
34:53
November 15, 2018
Meet Dr. Jason Robinson - No Excuses!
Meet Dr. Jason Robinson! We know that parental involvement is one of the biggest factors in children growing up to be successful. Well, Dr. Robinson grew up without a dad and his mother died during medical school. Still, he has become a successful physician. What's your excuse? If he can do it, you can too! Believe!
39:21
November 8, 2018
Meet Dr. Andre Campbell - Trauma Surgeon
Dr. Andre Campbell is an accomplished trauma surgeon and a mentor to many physicians of all backgrounds.  Many of you may know him as the surgeon who lead the trauma team during the Summer 2018 YouTube shooting.  On this episode, you'll get an inside peak at his upbringing and the things along the journey that developed him to become one of America's greatest! We need your support to impact the lives of our youth!  Please Click HERE to Support the Black Men In White Coats Teen Summit Which Will Be Held On February 16, 2019!   Subscribe to this podcast on Google or iTunes. **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you’re a black male clinician/scientist, we’d love to hear your story.  Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org    
53:07
November 1, 2018
Meet Dr. Stephen Noble
If you think you're a rarity, consider this; Dr. Stephen Noble was one of 2 black male cardiothoracic surgeons in the U.S. Navy.  Needless to say, that can certainly make a person feel lonely.  However, he thrived and served our country with honor.  Through it all, he relied on 4 things: Faith, Mentorship, Perseverance, and Preparation!    We need your support to impact the lives of our youth!  Please Click HERE to Support the Black Men In White Coats Teen Summit Which Will Be Held On February 16, 2019!   Subscribe to this podcast on Google or iTunes. **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you’re a black male clinician/scientist, we’d love to hear your story.  Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org
25:03
October 25, 2018
Meet Emmanuel McNeely
Focus!  Emmanuel McNeely has been eagle eye focused on achieving his dream.  He has lived his own "Pursuit of HappYness".  Challenge after challenge, he stuck in there and overcame!  Now, Manny Mac, as many like to call him, is a 2nd year medical student on his way to achieving his dream.     We need your support to impact the lives of our youth!  Please Click HERE to Support the Black Men In White Coats Teen Summit Which Will Be Held On February 16, 2019!   Subscribe to this podcast on Google or iTunes. **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you’re a black male clinician/scientist, we’d love to hear your story.  Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org
29:47
October 18, 2018
Meet Dr. Byron Jasper
Dr. Byron Jasper has been one of my great friends since 2002!  He's a family medicine doctor and an absolutely amazing mentor.  In this episode, Dr. Jasper discusses things that many of his friends from college and medical school didn't know.  He shares how he overcame one of the most difficult times in his life!  Now, he's one of America's greatest!   We need your support to impact the lives of our youth!  Please Click HERE to Support the Black Men In White Coats Teen Summit!     Subscribe to this podcast on Google or iTunes. **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you’re a black male clinician/scientist, we’d love to hear your story.  Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org
44:57
October 11, 2018
Meet Dr. David Kabithe
Environment is key to success. Dr. David Kabithe is evidence of this. In this episode of Black Men In White Coats, we here how Dr. Kabithe went from being labeled as an underachiever, to graduating at the top of his class and becoming an outstanding surgeon!   Subscribe to this podcast on Google or iTunes. **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you’re a black male clinician/scientist, we’d love to hear your story.  Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org
14:01
October 4, 2018
Meet Dr. Steve Spencer
One day while working in the emergency room, Dr. Steve Spencer was curious to know how many patients and their family members had on something with a confederate flag.  He decided to count.  It turns out that 20% of them did.  Imaging being a black man and the only doctor in an ER where 1 in 5 patients walk in wearing a confederate flag item.  How would that make you feel?  Would it affect your practice?  Check out how Dr. Spencer handles it.
22:01
September 27, 2018
Dr. Lamar Hasbrouck - Black Men In White Coats
What is up family!  This week, I'm excited to feature Dr. Lamar Hasbrouck on Black Men In White Coats.  As he puts it, Dr. Hasbrouck was raised in a "deficit" environment and had to fight his way to success.  In the end, he came out on top.  This man is a LEADER!  He's done it all.  He's been a professor, researcher, Director of a state health department, author, etc.  To learn more about him and his book (G Street Lion), visits www.drlamarmd.org.   Subscribe to this podcast on Google or iTunes. **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets **If you’re a black male clinician/scientist, we’d love to hear your story.  Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org
23:02
September 20, 2018
Meet Dr. Michael Kelso & Hear His Story!
"It's possible!"  These are the words of encouragement from Dr. Michael Kelso.  He is a practicing gastroenterologist who has overcome much to make his dream a reality.  Dr. Kelso's mother died when he was just 10 years old and that perhaps was the event most responsible for shaping his future.  Connect with Dr. Kelso on twitter @DrKelso.   **Sign up for our podcast extra credit worksheets at: www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets   **If you're a black male clinician/scientist, we'd love to hear your story.  Email us at Podcast@BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org        
18:55
September 13, 2018
Welcome to Black Men in White Coats's Podcast!
Welcome to the podcast for Black Men in White Coats.  In this episode, I'll be introducing the podcast and providing my "why" for making it.  Ultimately, our goal is to give black male clinicians a place to tell their stories and inspire others.  At the same time, we hope to paint a positive narrative for black males!  Each episode (except this one) will have a worksheet to accompany it.  These worksheets are designed for 2nd - 12th graders.  You can find them at www.BlackMenInWhiteCoats.org/worksheets
21:15
August 31, 2018
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