One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans.
Black Man in a White Coat is a New York Times bestseller and was named Time Magazine's Top Nonfiction Book of the Year. It is also a Library Journal Best Book Selection. It examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of many health problems in the black community.
Damon Tweedy is a graduate of Duke Medical School and Yale Law School. He is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and staff physician at the Durham VA Medical Center.