Trailblazing Team Physicians in Professional Sports, with special guests Clarence Shields and Joel Boyd

Trailblazing Team Physicians in Professional Sports, with special guests Clarence Shields and Joel Boyd
Episode 25 November 22, 2021 00:30:50

Hosted By

Mohit Bhandari, MD Marc Swiontkowski, MD

Show Notes

In this episode, Marc and Mo are joined by special guests Dr. Clarence Shields (the first African American team physician in the NFL) and Dr. Joel Boyd (the first African American team physician in the NHL) in an insightful discussion on the importance of increasing diversity in the field of orthopaedics in general and sports medicine in particular. What has changed over the years, and what challenges, barriers, and opportunities remain? How do we proactively attract underrepresented minorities into sports fellowships and careers in sports medicine? How do we move from optics to meaningful action?

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Team HEAL:

Boyd JL. How Canada’s Black Hockey League Shaped the Sport and the Path to Our Arrival in the NHL Today. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 Nov 4;102(21):1918-1921. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.20.01708. PMID: 33148956.


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