Quinn Capers IV, M.D. is Professor and Chair of the Internal Medicine Department at Howard University. Previously, he was the inaugural Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Cardiology. He also served as the university’s Associate Dean for Faculty Diversity.
Originally from Ohio, Dr. Capers earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and obtained his medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus. He then received his residency in internal medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he also completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, and vascular biology research. Physician peers named him one of America’s “Best Doctors” annually from 2009 to 2020, and his patient satisfaction scores placed in the 90th percentile nationally for six years. In 2019 he was elected into the OSU Society of Master Clinicians.
In this episode, Dr. Quinn Capers IV, Interventional Cardiologist, discusses his distinguished career path in medicine. Moreover, he sheds light on the barriers he faced on his way to his medical degree and life changing moments that powered his activism in implicit bias and diversity in healthcare.