Black Men in White Coats Virtual Panel Discussion, Feb. 23

Over the weekend, over one hundred NEOMED students, faculty, staff and colleagues had an opportunity to stream the brand-new documentary, Black Men in White Coats. This powerful documentary dissects the systemic barriers preventing Black men from becoming doctors.

Even if you did not get a chance to view the film, you are invited to attend our virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. Attend via Zoom.

The guest panelists, which include two University alumni, will discuss their personal journeys to becoming doctors as well as topics including: What challenges do Black boys face? What if we had a medical workforce that actually reflected our patient population? And, who is at fault for this crisis?

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Mary Massie-Story. In the Department of Family and Community Medicine at NEOMED, Dr. Massie-Story is the Director of Integrated Pathways and Director of the Student Health Clinic. In these roles, she brings her almost 25-year experience of caring for communities of underresourced, underserved and marginalized citizens to students throughout the academic curriculum and in her medical practice. Dr. Massie-Story is also an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

About the Panelists

Dr. Duane Taylor ('85)
Duane J. Taylor, M.D. is the Medical Director of Le Visage ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Taylor has over 27 years of experience in clinical practice in the metropolitan Washington area. He has been involved in numerous activities and organizations related to community service, medical education and organized medicine.

Over the years, Dr. Taylor has also been involved in the teaching of medical students and residents from George Washington University and Georgetown University. He has been a contributing editor and author of two books, and has traveled extensively throughout the world, including medical missions to South America.

Dr. Stephen Campbell ('16)
Stephen Campbell, M.D. is a native of Akron, OH and attended the University of Akron before earning his M.D. at the Northeast Ohio Medical University as part of the accelerated B.S./M.D. program. He completed his anesthesiology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and he is currently completing a fellowship in regional anesthesiology at the University of California San Diego.

Dr. George Ilodi
George Ilodi, D.O. is the Summa Health System - Barberton Campus Site Director for Inpatient Medical Services. He graduated from Ohio University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ilodi completed his residency at Summa in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Ilodi now volunteers with students performing sports physicals for the underserved and is happily married with 3 beautiful children.

-Submitted by Jacqueline Fausnight

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