Dr. Clyde Yancy honored as one of the 15 Top African American Medical Educators in the U.S.
By Kara SpakNews January 22, 2014
The healthy living publication selected Yancy, who is the Magerstadt Professor of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s chief of cardiology and associate director of clinical programs at Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.
“I am honored and humbled to be recognized with a peer group that I regard to be in the top tier of medicine,” Yancy said. “This recognition further emboldens my quest to make a positive difference in the lives of others.”
A past president of the American Heart Association, Yancy joined Northwestern in 2011 from the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute, where he was medical director and chief of cardiothoracic transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center. Prior to that he served on the faculty of UT Southwestern Medical Center for 17 years where he ascended to the rank of professor of medicine and associate dean.
A native of Scotlandville, La., a small town outside of Baton Rouge, Yancy attended Southern University, a historically black undergraduate college, then earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and was named a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the honor medical society. He finished an internal medicine residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas before completing a cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
The select group of doctors is featured in Black Health Magazine’s sixth annual Black History Month Commemorative Issue.
“I am exceptionally proud of this year’s Black History Month Issue,” said Marcus Oaks, publisher of Black Health Magazine. “The focus is on medical educators creating a legacy for future generations of African American doctors and health professionals. These 15 individuals have demonstrated through their body of work, education and lifetime achievements what it takes to make history and are carving cornerstones for our children and grandchildren.”