Two Black Male Medical School Professors Who Are Taking on New Roles

Russell Reid has been named the first Bernard G. Sarnat M.D. Professor in the department of surgery at the University of Chicago School of Medicine. Dr. Reid is a pediatric plastic surgeon who is trained in craniomaxillofacial surgery. He has particular expertise in the reconstruction of congenital and traumatic defects of the face, jaw, palate and skull.

The son of Jamaican immigrants, Dr. Reid earned his medical degree at Harvard University.

Patrick Nana-Sinkam has been elected as a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He is a professor of medicine and chair of the Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Nana-Sinkam holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and a medical doctorate from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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