Wearing Black

Today I wore black with my white coat. I wore black because ‘for many female physicians, just getting others to call you doctor can be a daily struggle.’ For all the times I’ve had to stand my ground as a female intellectual and professional. For the time a professor at Tulane verbally degraded me during […]

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Taking Flight

A few weeks ago, one night after dinner, I took a walk around the neighborhood with my dad. On the street, next to the curb, I suddenly noticed a bird struggling to keep one step in front of us. It kept hopping along & fluttering its wings, trying to clear the curb to create more […]

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Turning One

Thank you. Two words I’ve never said more frequently than this past year. “Why did you want to become a doctor?” I am asked quite often. My answer: to help others. That’s always been my reason for as long as I can remember. It has been my lifelong dream to become a doctor and one […]

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