On April 28, 2021, Dr. Louis Wade Sullivan, the first African American resident at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, spoke at the WDOM’s Medicine Grand Rounds.
The Dr. Louis Wade Sullivan Diversity Department of Medicine Lectureship is a newly named lecture in support of diversity and health equity. Dr. Sullivan’s lecture – “The Long Road to Health Equity in America” – was presented via Zoom and there were a record number of viewers in attendance.
Dr. Susana Morales, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Vice Chair for Diversity, WDOM, provided opening remarks, stating “It is truly an honor to introduce Dr. Louis W. Sullivan as today’s Grand Rounds speaker. Dr Sullivan has had a long and illustrious career in medicine and in public service. We are so absolutely thrilled to welcome Dr. Sullivan back to Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital this morning. He is a true hero of American medicine and a warrior for health equity.”
Dr. Sullivan’s accomplishments and his illustrious career were highlighted in a Q&A feature for Weill Cornell’s Newsroom.
Medicine Grand Rounds video: Dr. Louis Sullivan: The Long Road to Health Equity in America [CWID required]
Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine, by Louis W. Sullivan