Quinn Capers IV, MD Professor of Medicine

Dr. Quinn Capers IV, is an endowed professor of medicine and associate dean of faculty diversity at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School, and the vice chair of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the department of internal medicine at the UTSW Medical Center. As an interventional cardiologist, he has performed over 4,000 coronary stent procedures, and is an expert at performing cardiac interventions through the radial artery in the wrist. His physician peers have named him one of America’s “Best Doctors” annually from 2009 to 2020.He is a passionate advocate for diversity enhancement in medicine as a strategy to reduce healthcare disparities. Serving as admission dean at The Ohio State University College of Medicine from 2009-2019, he led OSU to become one of the most diverse majority medical schools in the country while keeping the average MCAT score of entering classes above the 90th percentile. His recent study documenting the presence and extent of unconscious racial bias in medical school admissions is highly quoted and has led to invitations to train medical school admissions committees across the nation in strategies to mitigate implicit bias. Dr. Capers speaks widely on bias and racism in medicine and has led workshops that have trained over 1,000 physicians and healthcare providers in strategies to reduce implicit bias. He is a decorated educator, having won numerous teaching and mentoring awards, including Ohio State University’s highest teaching award, the 'Professor of the Year' in 2019. His publications focus on bias, racism, and diversity enhancement in medicine and interventional cardiology procedures. Capers is a graduate of Howard University and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency, cardiovascular medicine, and interventional cardiology training at Emory University.

University of Texas-Southwestern
Dallas, TX

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