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These black physicians and scientists are challenging, changing and writing history at Northwestern Medicine.


John E. Franklin, MD, MSc, MA

Dr. Franklin is making history by founding the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and by his commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Crystal T. Clark, MD, MSc

Dr. Clark is making history by being the first African-American physician in the psychiatry department at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to hold a training director position.

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June M. McKoy, MD, MPH, JD, MBA

Dr. McKoy is making history by championing her patients both as a physician and as a lawyer.

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Khalilah L. Gates, MD

Dr. Gates is making history by training the next generation of physicians.

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Clyde W. Yancy, MD

Dr. Yancy is making history by leading diversity and inclusion efforts at Northwestern Medicine.

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Dinee C. Simpson, MD

Dr. Simpson is making history by being the director of the African American Transplant Access Program — the first of its kind in the United States.

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Sarki A. Abdulkadir, MD, PhD

Dr. Abdulkadir is making history by facilitating global collaboration for prostate cancer research.

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Mercedes Carnethon, PhD

Dr. Carnethon is making history by mentoring medical students at Feinberg School of Medicine to ensure that the next generation of physicians is equipped to provide better care.

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Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine

John E. Franklin, MD
John E. Franklin, MD
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Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Primary Specialty Psychiatry
Accepts New Patients
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Crystal T. Clark, MD
Crystal T. Clark, MD
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Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Primary Specialty Psychiatry
Does Not Schedule or Accept New Patients
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June M. McKoy, MD  MPH
June M. McKoy, MD MPH
Nearest Location:
Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Primary Specialty Geriatric Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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Khalilah L. Gates, MD
Khalilah L. Gates, MD
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Rated 4.9
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85 Ratings
Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Primary Specialty Pulmonology
  • Secondary Specialty Critical Care Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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Clyde W. Yancy, MD
Clyde W. Yancy, MD
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Rated 5.0
star star star star star
72 Ratings
Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Primary Specialty Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation
Accepts New Patients
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Dinee C. Simpson, MD
Dinee C. Simpson, MD
Nearest Location:
Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Primary Specialty Transplantation Surgery
Accepts New Patients
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