Alumni News

Noel S. Harrison, M.D., Age 71, died on Thursday, June 19, 2019, at the Nathan Adelson Hospice Center in Las Vegas. He was born on Dec. 12, 1947, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Junius Richard Harrison, Sr. and Jessie Harrison (nee Bullock). He was the second youngest of six siblings...

Dr. Winston L. Murray, Jr., M.D. age 66 passed away with his wife holding him and his son by his side on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio of cardiac arrest following a long illness.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Winston L., Sr. and Vernette Bent Murray.  Winston leaves to survive his loving and devoted wife Teresa A. Murray, Columbus, Ohio, caring son Winston L. Murray, III, Worthington, Ohio, Sisters; Yvonne Mullings, Florida, Mildred Murray, Louisiana, brother; John F. Murray, Louisiana, mother-in-law; Mary Cassells Kearney, Columbus, Ohio, Aunt; Auntie Dear Harrison, Tampa, Florida and also a host of supportive men, women and children; Sisters-in-law; Rita and Linda, Brothers-in-law; Jimmy J., Richard, Larry and Big Marvin, cousin; Melissa Stephenson, New Rochelle, NY who’s been with us on this journey from beginning to end; numerous other uplifting cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great, great nieces and nephews, friends and loyal patients...

Elder Charles Russell Wallace, Jr, MD, 67, a third- generation physician, died on Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Memphis, TN.  After graduating from HUCM, he completed his residence at Howard University Hospital and DC General Hospital becoming the chief resident in urologic surgery. Full obituary can be found here...

Dr. Robert Gibbs, Sr, Class of 1962 passed away on March 1, 2019...

Phyllis A. Dennery, Class of 1984, Pediatrician in-chief at Hasbro Children's Hospital, the pediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital, is the new president of the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine (SfRBM). She is the first African-American woman and physician leader to serve in this role.

Dr. Edward Gammel, Class of 1956 passed away on February 4, 2019. Dr. Gammel completed his high school education in Decatur, Illinois and graduated from Depauw University in Indiana...

The Department of Ophthalmology in the College of Medicine awarded its second annual Founder’s Day Recognition Award to G. Stephon Payseur, M.D., in honor of his service as chief of ophthalmology from 1973-1977....

Dr. Virginia Wright is a force.

In addition to working with stroke, heart and COPD patients as a physician at Frye Regional Medical Center...

Dr. Abraham S. Anderson, 83, softly passed from this world on the morning of Tuesday, 22 January 2019, of natural causes. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ruth Gray and Charles Anderson of Kingston, Jamaica, and his younger brother, Dr. Bernard Anderson of Gondar, Ethiopia...

Dr. Donald Orlic, 86, of Bethesda, Maryland, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The cause of death was prostate cancer...

Dr. Lonnie Roy Boaz III, was born on Nov. 13, 1957, in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was the second child of the late Aurellia Mitchell Boaz and Dr. Lonnie R. Boaz, Jr. On Dec. 19, 2018, the God of all Goodness summoned him home...

Dr. Howard Naylor Fitzhugh, Jr., Class of 1966 passed away peacefully on November 19, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 and a half years...

Dr. Raymond James LaSure, Class of 1967, was born on April 2, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey and passed away on Saturday November 3, 2018...

Dr. L.E. Gomez, longtime HUCM Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine has written an article in Emergency Medicine News about his career journey and how he eventually settled in at Howard University College of Medicine...

Dr. Vanessa Sampson-Stroman, Class of 1983, passed away on October 13, 2018. A memorial service will be held on November 10, 2018 at 11:00am at...

Dr. Willie Lena Austin, Associate Professor in the HUCM Department of Microbiology, passed away on October 14, 2018...

Clyde A. Luck, Jr., M.D., passed away on September 9, 2018. Dr. Luck was born on March 3, 2019, in Danville, Virginia...

Originally from Jamaica, Dr. Douglas Smith immigrated to the United States in 1951 to fulfill his ambition to become a physician. After two years of military service during the Korean War, he attended the College of the City of New York (CCNY) in the evenings and worked by day...

Dr. Guoyang Luo, M.D., Ph.D, has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, effective November 1, 2018. He will join the department as Professor and Chair at the College of Medicine. Dr. Luo has previously served as Division Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Connecticut...

On November 8, 2018 the Howard University College of Medicine Surgical Interest Society will be hosting an event titled "HUCM Surgical Interest Society Presents: The Surgical Legacy...Excellence of Performance" in honor of the College of Medicine's 150th Anniversary...

Frank Williams, M.D., FACP, Class of 1985, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP). The distinction recognizes Dr. Williams for his achievements in internal medicine...

Dr. Carlo McCalla, Class of 2002, recently joined WestMed Medical Group in Purchase, NY. Dr. McCalla is an infectious disease specialist who completed his residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York...

Dr. Jason Frazier, Class of 2007 has recently joined the Community Care Network, Inc. (CCNI) team of physicians in Chicago, IL...

Dr. William L. Doss, III, Class of 1991, and HUMAA President, has published two books, titled Beyond Residency: The New Physician's Guide to the Practice of Medicine and Beyond Malpractice: The Young Physician's Guide to Legal Medicine...

The Enyi MD Foundation was created in memory of Dr. Enyi Okereke, Class of 1988, by his family. Dr. Okereke died in 2008 of sudden cardiac problems while on a medical mission trip to Nigeria...

On September 10, 2018, U.S. News and World Report published their 'Nation's Best Universities' rankings, featuring Howard University at #89...

Dr. Patricia Bath has published a new children's novel titled Rainbow Science: What, Why, How?: A Primer...

The New York Academy of Medicine has awarded Dr. Patricia Bath, Class of 1968, with The John Stearns Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Clinical Practice...

Gail Nunlee-Bland, M.D. has been appointed as the Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, effective October 1, 2018...

Dr. Creed F. Ward Jr., Class of 1969, passed away on July 1, 2018. Dr. Ward obtained his B.A. from Harvard University in 1962...

Herbert Samuel Gross, M.S., M.D., passed away on Febuary 19, 2018 with his wife Kim Gilbert by his side. He is survived by Kim; loving daughters Ellen Fooks, Wendy Gross, and Dorie Melville; grandchildren Brianna Grossman, Kyle and Mark Fooks, and Calien Melville. Countless others are left with many loving memories of Dr. Gross...

Shelly McDonald-Pinkett, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.P.H.Q., has been appointed as Interim Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine...

Dr. John Vincent Golding Jr., Class of 1965, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2018...

Uche Onwuegbusi has completed her first 3 years of medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. She is in desparate need to pay off an outstanding balance of $18,000 for Spring 2018 tuition and fees, pay $25,000 for the Fall 2018 semester, and to raise funds for residency application in September...

Dr. Eddie Lam, Class of 1990, has endowed The Dr. Louise Maxienne Dargans Fleming Scholarship at HUMAA...

Dr. Loretta Irene Easton, Class of 1977, passed away peacefully after a short illness on Saturday, August 18, 2018...

Dr. Robert Smith, Class of 1961, received the National Medical Association's highest award, the Scroll of Merit Award, at the opening ceremony of the national convention in Orlando, FL on August 11...

Dr. Valerie Callender, Class of 1986, was recently elected to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Board of Directors as the Class of 2021 Board of Director Elected Representative to the Executive Committee...

Dr. Thesselon Monderson, Class of 2002, has joined Merit Health Medical Group orthopedic clinic as an orthopedic surgeon...

Dr. Reginald C. Chisholm, Class of 1966, passed away on July 16, 2018...

Dr. Horace Laster, Class of 1964, passed away on July 4, 2018. At his bedside was his beloved wife and lifetime partner of 59 years, Janice Dobbins Laster...

Dr. William Ross, Class of 2003, has recently joined Aesthetic Surgery Center in Naples, FL. Dr. Ross has had his scientific works published in Nature Medicine as well as several other peer-reviewed scientific journals...

Dr. Adaobi Okonkwor, Class of 2013, has joined Covenant Health Plainview in Texas as the hospital's newest obstetrics and gynecology physician. She will start her practice at the Covenant Health Care Center in late July...

Dr. Harry L. Thomas, Class of 1946, died Thursday, June 14, of lung cancer at his home in East Falls, Philadelphia...

Raimundo Whitfield Rodriguez, M.D. was born September 8, 1922, in Santurce, Puerto Rico, the third child of Artemio Rodriguez and Julia Estelle Jackson...

Dr. Aeva Gaymon-Doomes, Class of 2005, was recently elected to the 2018-2019 Board of Trustees for the Jack and Jill of America Foundation...

Dr. Eric Fulnecky, Class of 1999, has recently joined the medical staff at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Missouri as an infectious disease specialist...

Howard University Hospital (HUH) has partnered with the New York Chapter of the National Organization for the Advancement of Hatians for a humanitarian medical mission trip to Haiti occurring June 24-30...

Dr. Frank Wilson, Class of 1961, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2018, following a lengthy illness. Dr. Wilson was born June 14, 1936, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank F. Wilson, II, of Oklahoma City...

Dr. Joanne Bannister-Ewing, Class of 1964, passed away on May 1, 2018. Dr. Bannister-Ewing was born November 13, 1931 to late Joseph Henry Bannister Sr. and late Lela Maria Wilson, in Osceola County, Iowa...

Dr. Angelique Lynch-Jiles, Class of 2015, has co-authored an Article published in Behavioral Sleep Medicine Journal, titled "Adolescent Nocturnal Fears: a psychometric evaluation of the fear of sleep inventory...

Dr. Henry W. Williams, Class of 1962, and former Chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine, passed away on May 20, 2018. Dr. Williams retired from Howard University Hospital in 2009...

Dr. Richard E. Grant, Class of 1976, has been awarded with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2017 Diversity Award...

Dr. Funminiyi Taylor, Class of 2003, has recently joined the staff at Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue, of Rockford IL...

Dr. Patricia Bath, Class of 1968, recently received the 2018 Color of STEM Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award...

This past January, Dr. Stephen A. Geller, '64 fulfilled a dream and received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Dr. Gilbert Eugene Johnson, Class of 1966 passed away on July 14, 2017. Dr. Johnson was born June 26, 1936 in Idabel, OK to Maggie Nunley and Talbert Johnson, Sr...

Dr. Robert W. Yancey Jr.,  Class of 1979 passed away at his home in Upper Marlboro, MD on November 8, 2017...

Dr. Cosmos George, Class of 1977, and Warren County North Carolina NAACP President recently hosted a town hall meeting on the topic of gun violence prevention...

Dr. Glenna Tolbert, Class of 1989, received the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Outstanding Tutor Award in Honor of Carol M. Newton, M.D., Ph.D...

Black Men in White Coats was founded by Dr. Dale Okorodudu, in 2013 with the mission of increasing the number of black men in the field of medicine by exposure, inspiration, and mentoring...

Dr. Henry Okafor, graduate of the Class of 2009, has recently joined UT Erlanger Urology's team of physicians in Chattanooga, TN...

Dr. Samuel Rosser passed away peacefully on January 25, 2018...

Dr. Carl Mansfield, Class of 1956, passed away at home peacefully on January 11, 2018 at the age of 89...

On January 22, 2018, Dr. Leslie Jones, Chair of the HUCM Ophthalmology Department, hosted a reception to honor Dr. Claude Cowan, Jr.,  Class of 1972, and to provide friends and alumni with an update on the campaign to endow the Dr. Robert Copeland Chair in Ophthalmology...

Dr. Charles D. Mitchell, Class of 1966, has received the Charles Max Cole, MD, Leadership Award from Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS)...

Dr. Nchang Azefor, Class of 2009, has recently joined Southwest Medical Center's surgical team as part of the General Surgery Care Center...

Dr. Charles Fremont West, Class of 1928 has been inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame. Dr. West was the first African American to play Quarterback in the Rose Bowl...

Dr. Felix Friedberg passed away at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington DC, surrounded by his dearest friend and physician, Dr. Zuyue Wang, and his caregiver on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at the age of 96...

Dr. Rheinchard Reyes, Class of 1996, recently received the Florida Academy of Family Physicians' 2017 Volunteer Educator of the Year Award...

Robert Smith, M.D. has been awarded with the American Medical Association's (AMA) Medal of Valor for fighting social injustice and providing health care to all Mississippi citizens during the civil rights era.

Dr. Edwin Moyo passed away on October 25, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Moyo is remembered for dedicating his life to his family, community, and faith...

Dr. Cheryl Brown-Christopher departed this life on December 24, 2017...

While attending Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Celeste Hart took advantage of all Washington D.C. has to offer...

Dr. Richard W. Henderson, Class of 1980, was recently elected as the 2018 President of the Medical Society of Delaware...

In an effort to improve healthcare services delivered to women in Washington D.C., Howard University Hospital has partnered with the Howard University Faculty Practice Plan and Unity Health Care, Inc., located in Southeast Washington, DC...

Dr. Mildred Hall-Watson, Class of 1977, has been appointed the Vice-President of the Senate of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas...

Dr. Lawrence A. Dunmore, MD, MPH, passed on November 30, 2017. He leaves a devoted wife, Gloria Dunmore RN, and father of Drs. Gwendolyn Dunmore, Jacquelyn Dunmore-Griffith, and attorney Lawrence A. Dunmore III...

Dr. Paul Guth, Class of 1949, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Dr. Guth was born in Brooklyn, NY and was raised in Manhattan...

Marva Moxey-Mims, M.D. '83, a leading expert in chronic kidney disease and glomerular disease who has conceptualized and overseen multicenter clinical studies aimed at improving chronic kidney disease treatment, has been named Chief of Pediatric Nephrology at Children’s National Health System...

Born Betty "Bing" Lai Taam Ng in San Francisco, California in March 1925, Betty passed away peacefully in Los Gatos, California in September 2017...

Dr. Francisco B. Fernandes (“Frank”) passed away peacefully on October 6, 2017. He was 81...

Dr. Kenneth Wilson, Class of 1996, recently joined University of Chicago Medicine ahead of the launch of its expanded Trauma Care Center that will open next May...

Dr. Menarvia Nixon Gaddis, a neurosurgeon, has joined the medical staff of Merit Health Central in Mississippi...

Dr. Stephen Taylor, M.D. '88, M.P.H., has been appointed Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health for Pathway Healthcare in Dallas, TX...

Dr. Clarence Clement "C.C." Haydel Jr., a New Orleans pediatrician whose duties extended beyond his private medical practice, died Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at St. Margaret's Hospice in New Orleans. He was 80...

Dr. Helen B. Barnes, Class of 1958, has been inducted into the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Medical Hall of Fame...

Dr. Joye Carter, Class of 1983, was recently featured on the July STEMcast podcast titled 'Defining Your Path to Forensic Pathology'...

Respected Plastic Surgeon, Melvin M. Maclin II, MD '94, at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery, and affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Des Peres Hospital, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in St. Louis, Missouri...

Dr. Pamela W. Coleman, Class of '81, has been recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional of the Year in the medical field...

James R. Williams, M.D. '80, has been named Medical Director of the newly opened Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Kennedy in Cherry Hill, NJ...

When Dr. Blanche Bourne-Tyree was born, the U.S. had just entered WWI. The Frederick woman celebrated a century on the planet as friends and relatives from as far as Rhode Island and even Japan reflected on her legacy in the medical field...

Family HealthCare Network of California added Dr. Katherine Overton, Class of 1980, to its provider team...

On May 31, 2017, Dr. Sanche K. Graham was unexpectedly called home to rest with our Lord and Savior. Sanche was a vibrant force; she was charismatic, beautiful, and undeniably brilliant...

Dr. Tai Hunte-Ceasar, Class of 2005, has been named the new medical director at the St. Thomas Department of Health...

Dr. Carlos Forrester, Class of 1988, passed on Monday, May 8, 2017 while in the Virgin Islands...

The Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC) took place in Atlanta this past month. Student National Medical Association President Jasmine Ginn reported that several HUCM students sat on panels, as well as presented research poster presentations...

This past March saw the Howard University Student Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (HUSSOG) participate in the 4th Annual Endometriosis Worldwide March and DC Rally. Panelists included Drs. Farr Nezhat, Hal Lawrence, Kevin Smith, James Robinson, Alan Decherney and Mr. Sean Tipton. The event was sponsored by HUMAA...

Dr. Donna Lynn Johnson, Class of 1968, passed away peacefully at home on April 6, 2017, surrounded by her family...

Born on September 18, 1934, in Christ Church, Barbados, to Guyanese parents Winslow and Ines Beckles, Dr. Frank N. Beckles was the sixth of seven children...

Neurologist Clarence Washington has joined Trios Medical Group in Kennewick, WA...

Dr. LaKimberly Nicole Price has joined the practice of Intown Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine in Atlanta, GA...

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has announced the members of the new Environmental Justice Work Group, which will work to better understand current policy and develop guidelines to better serve all Michiganders...

Reyna L. Gilmore, MD '08, of Cincinnati, Ohio has been recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2017 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of healthcare...

Dr. Tom Thomas, Class of 2005, has been named Medical Director of head and neck reconstructive surgery and transoral robotic surgery for the Leonard B. Kahn Head & Neck Cancer Institute at Morristown Medical Center. Dr. Thomas brings innovation and new talent to the Institute’s growing minimally invasive surgery program...

Dr. William E. Brown’s breath of service to the medical profession and to others is unprecedented.  He used his knowledge and energy to make significant contributions in medical administration and leadership...

Dr. Alvin Blount, 94, who died January 6 2017, left a legacy found in legal books, but also through people whose lives he touched...

Leroy Bradford Brown, Sr., M.D. was born on 6/5/29 in Detroit, Michigan, to Allie Brown and Fannie Hubbard Brown. With his older brother Herbert “turtle dove” Brown, the family lived in Detroit where his father, an engineering graduate, worked for the Henry Ford Motor Co.  Sadly, when Leroy was just one year old, his father died of meningitis...

Dr. Norris Johnson, M.D. '77, was born on February 17, 1938 to Roosevelt and Fannie Downs Johnson of Lancaster County, Virginia...

Dr. William N. Ricketts was born in Jamaica, West Indes, educated at Howard University BS '48, Howard University College of Medicine MD '52, and was a Freedman's Hospital surgery resident in 1959...

Dr. Dexter Shurney, M.D. '83, has joined a new LiveWell Center in Indiana. The Center, owned and operated by Cummins, an engine manufacturing company based in Indiana, is a health clinic that also offers vegan cooking lessons to its employees...

Dr. Kwame Akosah, M.D. ’85, will provide cardiology services as part of a new cardiology clinic opened inside Novant Health UVa Health System Culpeper Medical Center, providing continuous cardiology services to the Culpeper, VA area...

Dr. Leleka Doonquah, MD ’95, has joined the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in the Greater Washington D.C. area. She will be serving patients at AHF’s Healthcare Centers at Benning Rd in Northeast Washington DC and at AHF’s Temple Hills Healthcare Center in Prince George’s County, Maryland...

Dr. David Harold Pendergrast was born on March 3, 1932 in Arcadia, Florida. He graduated from Smith Brown High School in Florida in 1950...

Michael DeWitt Banfield passed peacefully from this life on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Dr. Banfield was the third son born to Edna M. and Pastor Michael S. Banfield on August 15, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland...

CytRx Corporation, a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, has announced the appointment of Earl Warren Brien, M.D., a noted sarcoma surgeon, industry consultant, and private healthcare investor, to its Board of Directors...

Dr. Leonard Richardson, M.D. '95, has published his first book, 'Determined to Practice: An Ancient Calling to Provide the Highest Quality Healthcare'...

The D.C. Council has given final approval to legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe fatal drugs to terminally ill residents in the city, making the District the seventh jurisdiction nationwide to allow the practice...

Manuel Lorenzo Walker was born in Battle Creek, Michigan to Manuella and Charles Walker, M.D. on March 22, 1930. He attended the public school system, graduating with numerous awards...

Despite some progress, there still is racial disparity among medical students and unconscious biases remain when it comes to health care, according to Howard University’s president...

Dr. Sandra Elizabeth Ford, Class of 1991 and CEO of the DeKalb County Board of Health in Atlanta, has received well-deserved recognition for her commitment to public health — particularly with regard to inequities in minority health care...

Advanced “reverse” shoulder replacements can dramatically restore function to patients with torn rotator cuffs, but the stakes are high during rehab, according to former baseball star turned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brent Stephens, Class of 2009...

Dr. Niles Edemeka Ita, grandaughter of Mrs. Julia Reuben of Augusta, GA., and Marvin Cottrell Carter son of Marvin and Charlotte Carter of Richmond, IN...

Dr. Leslie Wilbanks, Class of 2009, has joined Riverside Medical Group in Kankakee, IL. "My mission is a partnership, a collaboration of ideas and approach to disease between the patient and myself to yield the healthiest, happiest life that patient can have," she said...

Dr. David A. Gooray, Class of 1980, has been recognized by Continental Who's Who as a 2016 Cardiologist of The Year in the field of Medicine as a result of his role as a Cardiologist in Private Practice...

Howard University Hospital officials announced that the hospital has reached profitability, making $4.3 million in operating income during FY 2015-16. During FY15, the hospital had announced a $19 million loss, and in FY14 it reported a $58 million loss. 

Dr. Alaina Fields, M.D. '08, has joined the St. Helena Health Center in Clearlake, CA as part of the family medicine provider team. Dr. Fields will provide high quality care to patients of all ages, from children to adults...

Pamela O. Obi, M.D. '12, has joined the Floyd Primary Care Network in Armuchee, GA. She will join the practice of Michael Gonsalves, M.D.

Poor and underserved people held a special place in the heart of Dr. George L. Mallory. His compassion for their plight inspired his lifetime commitment to provide health care access to the residents of South Los Angeles...

The International Association of HealthCare Professionals welcomed Bryan H. Curry, MD, a cardiologist, as a member with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World...

Southwest Medical Center announced the arrival of general surgeon, Imudia Ehanire, M.D. ‘09, M.B.A., to the Liberal community in August. Dr. Ehanire joined Southwest Medical Center’s surgical team as part of the Southwest Professional Physicians (SWPP) General Surgery clinic...

Dr. Harriette Clark Chambliss died on Thursday, July 14, 2016...

Dr. Karel Kennedy, M.D. '71 died on August 5, 2016 at Palmetto Health Tuomey in South Carolina...

Dr. Purvis W. Hill died on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee...

Dr. Andrew Sanderson, M.D. '01, recently completed the Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health at Harvard Medical School while also completing graduate studies (M.P.H.) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health...

Dr. Renee N. Georges' calling has landed her back on St. Croix, providing health care for her community and helping keep the doors of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital open...

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation welcomed past and present Sir Alexander Fleming Scholars during a 60th anniversary celebration of the its one-of-a-kind science internship program...

HUMAA President Earl H. Harley, M.D. '71, has been elected to the nominating committee (academic) of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The election results were announced in June...

Dr. Kevin Hurtt, M.D. '87, recently joined Meritus Surgical Specialists in Maryland...

Respected Internet-based information provider News Americas has rated its top 10 list of leading Caribbean-born female doctors across the United States of America...

The odds of a young African-American male growing up to go to medical school and becoming a doctor are not high in this country, but William Simmons, Anita Edwards and Jan Madison believe they have a cure for that...

Dr. Gail Nunlee-Bland, M.D. '80, has received NIH grants to fund two diabetes projects - The Working to Engage Insulin-Resistant Group Health Using Technology Study (W.E.I.G.H.T. Study) and The Living Smartly with Diabetes using Patient Web Portal (PWP) and Mobile PWP for Self-Mangement...

Dr. Ulysses W " Doc" "Sonny" Watkins peacefully entered into eternal rest on May 3rd, 2016. He served the Houston community as a physician for more than forty years...

President Barack Obama has appointed Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D. '94, to the President's Board of Advisors on HBCUs...

Dr. Denise Bruner, M.D. '79, will deliver this year’s commencement address at Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Massachussetts. Bruner, who runs a private practice in Arlington, Va., is one of the nation’s leading authorities on obesity medicine...

Over the course of her medical career, Diana Cejas has worked with cancer patients and stroke victims. It's to be expected -- she is, after all, a doctor...

Dr. Robert Copeland founding chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Howard University College of Medicine, died on Monday, April 11, 2016. He was 60...

Dr. Valerie Callender has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology...

Charlie, my patient, was a tall, brilliant young graduate student with an athletic build, sandy brown hair, a warm, friendly smile, and all the potential in the world. Charlie was lucky to have survived long enough to enter graduate school.  His addiction to prescription painkillers almost killed him while he was still in college...

Dr. Babu Welch, M.D. '97, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and of Radiology at UT Southwestern, has been named the inaugural holder of the Duke Samson Chair in Neurological Surgery...

Inside the doors of Med First and C&C Medical in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, two doctors and 12 other medical professionals spend their days treating patients for emergencies, injuries, ongoing health conditions and routine health maintenance...

The Cayman Heart Fund has been at the forefront of cardiovascular disease education and prevention – the islands’ No. 1 health issue – for almost a decade, and this year they have selected Dr. Yvonne Turner Johnson to be the keynote speaker at their annual gala...

Lennox S. Westney was born in Jamaica, West Indies, where he also received his early education up to the junio college level at West Indies College...

Dr. Rodney Leacock, Class of 1992, has joined the staff of Columbia, South Carolina’s Palmetto Health Neurosurgery Associates...

A large clinical research program led by Georgetown and Howard universities, facilitating the participation of more than four million Washington-area residents in clinical trials, has received a $27 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)...

Colibri Jenkins, MD, has joined Merit Health River Region’s staff as a board-certified general psychiatrist on the inpatient behavioral health team at the West Campus...

Dr. Derrece Reid, Class of 2010, a neuromuscular specialist, has joined the Department of Neurology at Albany Medical Center and has been appointed assistant professor of neurology at Albany Medical College...

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has chosen Carl M. Mansfield, MD, ScD (Hon.), FASTRO to receive the ASTRO Gold Medal during the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at ASTRO’s 57th Annual Meeting, October 18-21, 2015 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, TX...

Dr. Charles H. Clark died on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in his sleep. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11:00am at the Howard University Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, 6th & Howard Place, NW...

Ernest Brown is a unique doctor. Unlike most doctors, he does not work in a clinic or hospital. He works out of a black Toyota truck. Patients do not come to him. He comes to their houses.Dr. Ernest Brown is a doctor who makes house calls.In 2008, Dr. Brown received his first phone call asking him to make a house call...

At the age of 85, Dr. LaSalle Leffall is still teaching and inspiring students at Howard University Hospial and Medical School At the age of 85, Dr. LaSalle Leffall is still teaching and inspiring students at Howard University Hospial and Medical School...

Dr. Hugh E. Mighty has been named the 18th Dean of the Howard University College of Medicine and Vice President of Clinical Affairs. Dr. Mighty succeeds Dr. Edward E. Cornwell, III, who has served as interim Dean since October 2014...

At its annual meeting on June 2, New York County Medical Society President Joshua M. Cohen, MD, MPH presented the Society’s Nicholas Romaine, MD Lifetime Achievement Award to Anthony A. Clemendor, MD...

In virtually every field of medicine, black patients as a group fare the worst. This was one of my first and most painful lessons as a medical student nearly 20 years ago...

The area is suffering from a doctor shortage, but Barstow, California Community Hospital officials say they are busy working on the cure...

President Barack Obama participated in a roundtable discussion April 7 at Howard University College of Medicine to emphasize the link between a changing climate and public health as part of an effort to boost support for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...

You are a surgeon, an academic, a researcher and now president of Howard University, and you’re only 43 years old?

Class of 1964 member, long-time North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and Durham-Orange County Medical Society member, and Durham pioneer in medicine, Dr. John Thomas Daniel, Jr. died September 18, 2014 at Duke Regional Hospital. He was 80-years-old...

Edwin Chapman’s secretary handed him a pile of prescription slips, and the doctor’s pen moved quickly across them: “Buprenorphine/naloxone.” “Buprenorphine/naloxone.” “Buprenorphine/naloxone.” His waiting room was full of heroin-addicted patients there to refill their generic prescriptions for Suboxone, a drug that helps keep their relentless cravings at bay and now outpaces methadone as a treatment...

Dr. Leo V. English Jr., Class of 1944, passed on February 25, 2015 at the age of 95 at his home in San Jose.

Affinity Health Plan has promoted Sharon Deans, MD, FACOG, to the position of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Deans will be responsible for all aspects of medical management, including utilization, case, pharmacy and quality management, as well as integrated behavioral health. She will report directly to Affinity's President & Chief Executive Officer, Glenn A. MacFarlane...

Dr. Bernard F Gipson Sr, Howard Med Class of '47, passed away at the age of 93 at 4:10pm MST on Monday afternoon, January 26th, 2015, in Denver...

Donald C Chambers, MD, FACS, FACOG a native of Brooklyn New York and Jamaica, West Indies, and a member of the distinguished class of 1961, died of complications from Parkinsons Disease and Alzheimer's on November 26, 2014, in Baltimore Maryland. He was 78. Dr Chambers lost his beloved wife Jackie to a heart attack in 2005, and had recovered physically or spiritually...

In the Feb. 8 Local Opinions commentary of the Washington Post “A necessary rescue,” former D.C. city administrator Robert C. Bobb offered compelling data in support of the “Empowering Males of Color” initiative recently announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson. Among the outcomes Mr. Bobb cited as symptomatic of a public education system in need of innovation was the nearly equal chance young men of color have of incarceration as they do of graduating high school...

New medical staff officers have been named at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey for 2015-16, according to a press release from Ingalls Health System...

Michele Y. Halyard, M.D. is a radiation oncologist at the yo Clinic in Arizona. Dr. Halyard completed her fellowship in radiation oncology at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education...

Dr. Jacqueline Berry, Class of 1981 has retired from Kaiser Permanente, and is now on the faculty of Howard University Hospital...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Minority Health (OMH), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health...

Dr. Donald C. Chambers, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who delivered thousands of babies and was a national educational examiner in his field, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Nov. 26 at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 78 and had lived in Timonium and Pikesville.

The board of directors of Tenet Healthcare Corporation has appointed Freda C. Lewis-Hall, M.D., Class of 1980 and Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer Inc., as a new independent director. Dr. Lewis-Hall becomes the board’s tenth member...

Harrisburg, PA-based PinnacleHealth System has named Dr. Sabrina Martyr hematology/oncology specialist with its PinnacleHealth Cancer Institute...

Dr. Vincent George Lubsey passed away unexpectedly on October 4, 2014 in Costa Rica while on vacation. He was 71...

After Dr. Carla Pugh and a resident, or doctor-in-training, cracked open the chest of a crash victim, the patient’s heart stopped...

Dr. Harold D. Thompson was recently awarded the Most Outstanding Clinical Professor Award for 2014 by the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee where he is a tenured Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and a Fellow of the American College of Radiology...

Bon Secours Kentucky Health System has added the services of gynecologist Kelsey James, M.D. James has joined the practice of Bellefonte Women’s Care at 2001 Winchester Ave., Ashland, KY...

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Roselyn P. Epps, Class of 1955. Dr. Epps died on Tuesday, September 30, 2014...

or Doctors Vincent and Erika Lubsey, healthcare is a family affair. Father and daughter, Vincent and Erika Lubsey practice and manage the Lubsey Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin...

Research!America's 19th annual Advocacy Awards will honor distinguished research advocates who are trailblazers in advancing medical progress to improve the health and economic security of our nation. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC...

Dr. Wilburn H. Weddington Sr., a Columbus living legend, turned 90 years young on September 21, 2014...

Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr. has published his second book, Equanimity Under Duress (Howard University Press 2014)...

Norrell Atkinson, Class of 2008, has joined the Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect program (SCAN) at Connecticut Children's Medical Center...

Dr. Eloise Skelton, Class of 1977, has joined Barstow Health Partners, a 4,200-square-foot clinic, offering primary care and specialty physicians to Barstow, CA residents...

The Women’s Dermatologic Society has announced Valerie Callender, M.D., as the President of WDS and a member of the Board of Directors...

Howard University Hospital’s Center for Sickle Cell Disease last week announced the receipt of $11 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health for sickle cell research...

Wayne A.I. Frederick, Class of 1994, has been named 17th President of Howard University. Frederick has served as the University’s interim president since October 2013...

Dr. Derek Robinson, Class of 2002, has been nominated for the Howard University Board of Trustees as the Alumni Trustee...

Dr. Stephen Geller, Class of 1964, has written his first novel...

Clark McClurkin, M.D., nephrology and board certified internal medicine physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff...

Dr. Harry Leon June, 56, husband of Terri White, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the home of his sisters, Elizabeth J. Newkirk and Deana June, 203 Ashley River Road in the Lake subdivision of Myrtle Beach...

Dr. Seawright Wilbur Anderson died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Laguna Niguel, California.  He was born in Washington, D.C., on March 6, 1927, to Seawright W. and Iola Ward Anderson...

This summer, students from Howard University College of Medicine (HUCM) will spend three weeks at the University of Gondar College of Medicine and Health Sciences in Ethiopia for a service and cultural immersion trip.

“No one could do that but Frank,” said Will Ross, M.D., associate dean for diversity and associate professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. “When he was assistant director of Homer G. Phillips Hospital, he really had to move patients in and out; it was a high-volume operation.”...

Don’t let the sun set on you in a sundown town. That’s what signs at the city limits of all-white communities warned when African-Americans were not allowed to live there or even visit after the sun set...

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Augustus Owen Godette, Class of 1967, who died Friday, December 27, 2013...

In the late 1990s, Dr. Carla Pugh was working the night shift in the emergency room at Howard University Hospital when a stabbing victim was carted in...

Alvin F. Robinson, an obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered thousands of babies in Washington during his more than five-decade career, died Aug. 24 at the District home of his granddaughter, Marianne Robinson Pingree. He was 100...

HUCM Biochemistry Associate Professor Cynthia K. Abrams passed in October 2013...

Edward E. Cornwell III, M.D., FACS, FCCM, has been named Secretary of the American College of Surgeons...

Harry L. June, Ph.D., in HUCM's Neuropsychopharmacy Research Laboratories, has been awarded a $1.9 million R01 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)...

Joye M. Carter, M.D, Class of 1983, published her third book 'Let Me Give You A Piece of My Mind, Don't Rent Space in Your Head, Evict Negativity' this month...

Lee V. Leak, an anatomy professor at Howard University College of Medicine who retired in 2012, died Sept. 11 at his home in Dickerson, Md. He was 81...

Mitchell Spellman, MD, PhD, died peacefully at home with his loving wife on November 11, 2013. He was a pioneer among African-Americans in Academic Medicine...

A prominent physician-scientist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Dennery has long been a leading researcher in neonatology...

Children’s Hospital Colorado in Colorado Springs hired Dr. Newton in the Department of Otolaryngology, which provides comprehensive ear, nose and throat (ENT) care for children...

DIA today announced that two worldwide leaders in the pharmaceutical and medical product development will co-chair the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting June 15-19 at the San Diego Convention Center...

Dr. Gerald Leonard Stovall M.D. passed away peacefully at home December 3, 2013. The patriarch of the pioneer Stovall family, he was attended to by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in his last days and his children were at his side when he transitioned...

Charles D. Howell, M.D., AGAF, has been appointed chair of the Howard University Department of Internal Medicine, effective Feb. 10, 2014...

A new US study offers more evidence that childhood experience may have health effects that echo into adulthood...

Recognized for establishing quality standards for medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements, the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) announced the selection of its 2013-2014 USP Global Fellows...

"The things about it that I love are its mission and its motto: truth and service. Howard University has influenced not just the U.S., but the African Diaspora in a major way," said Dr. Wayne Frederick during an interview at the Trinidad & Tobago Guardian recently...

Wayne Frederick, MD '94, described himself as being "humbled and honored" as being named Interim President of Howard University in an interview with NBC Viewpoint recently, praising the way that Howard has come together as a community in the face of tough and public challenges over the past summer...

From 2000 to 2004, Dr. Hillman served in active duty in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta...

Dr. Kazim is an ophthalmic plastic surgeon specializing in eyelid and facial plastic surgery with offices in Bonita Springs.

The Center for Sickle Cell Disease has received a $7 million program award, the second phase of a Research Centers Program at minority institutions, from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)...

Psychiatry Chair William Lawson, M.D., Ph.D., addressed a session at APA's 2013 Institute on Psychiatric Services in Philadelphia recently, describing the rocky historical relationship between African Americans and the general & mental health care systems...

HUMAA has kicked off the 2013-14 academic year with a new Alumni Speaker Series...

Wayne Frederick, M.D., M.B.A. was named Interim President of Howard University on October 1, 2013...

The 2013 Match Day information has been released. Click to see which graduating student is going where...

HUCM Biochemistry Associate Professor Cynthia K. Abrams passed in October 2013...

Dr. Perry-Gilkes is the first African-American woman elected to the role...

She will base her practice at Hunterdon Healthcare’s Center for Advanced Pain Management in Flemington...

At nine years old, Hendricks realized she wanted to help people through medicine...

Dr. William B. Lawson, Professor & Chair of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences received the award for Advancing Minority Mental Health at the American Psychiatric Foundation's annual gala in May in San Francisco...

The Herald-Sun of Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina, featured Class of 2013 graduate Brian Rogers today, and his appointment at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Ashley Thompson has spent the last four years of her academic career gaining hands-on experience through summer internships with the pathology department at Howard University College of Medicine...

“Children will develop better eating habits when they eat what they grow,” said Dr. Michal Young, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Howard University Hospital, and a professor at Howard’s College of Medicine...

The class is made up of 115 students, 57 of whom of women and 58 of whom are men...

Dr. J. Herbert Niles, Class of 1963, gave the alumni reunion lecture on on May 8, 2013, the 50th anniversary of his graduation...

A portrait honoring former Congressman Louis Stokes, namesake of HUCM's Stokes Library, was unveiled at the National Institutes of Health in March...

Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., former Secetary of Health and Human Services (1989-1993), and President Emeritus of Morehouse School of Medicine...

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