Topic | Dr. Damon Tweedy

Dr. Damon Tweedy


Psychiatrist Damon Tweedy, author of “Black Man in a White Coat” is a Duke Medical School and Yale School of Law graduate. In his book “Black Man in a White Coat” Tweedy details his experience as a Black man from medical school all the way up until becoming an attending physician. He describes the challenges he faced as a Black man in medicine and the health disparities he witnessed throughout his career. Through his autobiography Tweedy sheds light on the racism that is still present on both sides of medicine, as a health professional and as a patient. In addition to his New York Times Bestselling book Dr. Tweedy has published several articles on race and medicine in various medical journals, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, and Raleigh News and Observer. Tweedy is a sweet and humble man that is dedicated to eradicating racism within the field of medicine. Dr. Tweedy is currently an assistant professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and staff physician at the Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center in North Carolina.

Notable Facts

  • Author of "Black Man in a White Coat"
  • Has written many articles about race and medicine in various medical journals and notable newspapers
  • Assistant Professor at Duke School of Medicine