Damon Tweedy

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Damon Tweedy, MD, JD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University School of Medicine
Staff Psychiatrist within the Durham Veteran Affairs Health Care System
Faculty, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine

Damon Tweedy, MD, JD directs a team of mental health providers working across five primary care clinics within the VA Health Care system. At Duke’s medical school, he leads a behavioral health seminar as well as a small group for a course on advanced aspects of the doctor-patient relationship. He is also the faculty advisor for the medical student psychiatry interest group.

Dr. Tweedy, a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and Yale University Law School, has written extensively about the intersection of race and medicine, both in academic journals and popular print publications. His 2015 book, Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine, made the New York Times bestseller list and was selected by TIME Magazine as a top non-fiction book that year.

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