North Texas Doctor's Diversity Mission: More ‘Black Men in White Coats'

Dr. Dale Okorodudu appears to be a perfectly ordinary guy: He has a mortgage, a wife and three young children whom he carts around in a black Kia Sorento.The Carrollton resident is a pulmonary and critical care physician who specializes in treating lung ailments. But on his time off, Dr. Okorodudu juggles running a non-profit, organizing national summits, and -- most recently -- planning a feature-length documentary film.Not so ordinary, after all.Dr. Okorodudu’s activities are devoted to the singular goal of driving up the number of young black men in the field of medicine.“When somebody closes their eyes and thinks about a black male, they think about either an athlete, a musician, or somebody in prison,” says Dr. Okorodudu. “We want to add black men in white coats to that stereotype.”  Continue reading...

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