Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Surgeons, will host a panel discussion Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6 pm at Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. Local prominent physicians and surgeons will discuss improving the overall health of Memphis and encouraging and empowering young African Americans to join the medical field. “It is important for young people to learn about the contributions of these extraordinary Memphians,” said Wang-Ying Glasgow, Adult Services Coordinator for the Memphis Public Library.
Dr. Melrose Blackett will serve as moderator for the panel discussion. Panelists for the discussion include Dr. Reginald Coopwood, President and CEO of the MED; Dr. Clarence Davis, Blue Cross Blue Shield; Dr. Jarvis Reed, President of Bluff City Medical Society, Internal Medicine Physician; Dr. Marilyn Robinson, Pediatrician; and Dr.