2012 Call for Nominations: The Lives and Legacy of Outstanding Black Physicians

DEADLINE: March 29, 2012

A historical book showcasing stellar accomplishments of renowned black physicians is being published by the National Medical Association (NMA).

This monumental publication is scheduled to be unveiled at the NMA 2012 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in New Orleans, LA and is entitled, “The Lives and Legacy of Outstanding Black Physicians.” This book will provide an autobiographical glimpse into the lives of outstanding physicians and their contribution to advancing the art and science of medicine.


A Presidential committee has been convened to facilitate the nomination and selection of physicians who will be profiled in the book. The deadline for nominations is March 29, 2012 (no exceptions); valid contact information for both the nominee (if living) and the nominator must be included with the completed form.

Nominations will be accepted from NMA’s members, state or local societies and/or Scientific Sections. We will also accept self nominations and those from non members including; physicians, healthcare professionals, organizations, patients and the general public.


The Physician must be Black/African American The Physician must be (or have been) a MD (Medical Doctorate) or DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) Self Nominations are Allowed Living or Posthumous Nominees will be required to submit a biographical sketch and/or Curriculum Vitae and a photograph.


National Medical Association

The Lives and Legacy of Outstanding Black Physicians Nominations

ATTN: Roslyn A. Douglas, M.A.

8403 Colesville Road Suite 920

Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Fax: 301-495-0359 or email [email protected]

Questions: 202-347-1895 ext 241

NMA MISSION STATEMENT To advance the art and science of medicine for people of African descent through education, advocacy and health policy, promoting health and wellness, eliminating health disparities and sustaining physician viability.