Dr. Kim A. Williams Sr. on Implicit Bias and Other Barriers to Improving Cardiovascular Health

By Joel Kahn, MD - Last Updated: February 27, 2023

In part two of a two-part series for Urban Health Today, Joel Kahn, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine, sat down with Kim A. Williams, Sr, MD, FACC, Chair of the University of Louisville Department of Medicine. Dr. Williams discussed implicit bias and how it shows up in patient care. He also addresses the barriers to cardiovascular health in certain racial and ethnic communities across the United States, well as some of the systemic roots of cardiac disease, diabetes, and other conditions that are impacted by environmental and social factors.

In part one of this series, Dr. Williams shared some of his personal experiences of medical and cardiology training as a Black man and also discussed racial disparities in cardiology fellowship programs.

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