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Daniel Hale Williams Society

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The Daniel Hale Williams Society of the Feinberg School of Medicine was created in 2018 to create community and support for Black or African-American males in the medical profession. 

The Daniel Hale Williams Society has launched several initiatives to promote and facilitate Black or African American male career development. The Society's Board Members are prominent campus leaders who provide career mentorship and guidance. If you are interested in learning more about the Daniel Hale Williams Society please contact us at Admissions-specific questions may also be sent to

About Daniel Hale Williams, MD

Daniel Hale Williams, MD, was Feinberg's first African-American graduate and faculty member, and one of the most noteworthy physicians of the 20th century. He was the first Black fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the principal founder of the National Medical Association. Williams founded Provident Hospital in Chicago, the first Black-owned and -operated interracial hospital in the country in 1891. He performed one of the world's first successful heart operations in 1893, and was appointed surgeon-in-chief at Freedman's Hospital, Washington, D.C., in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland.


Daniel Hale Williams Society Steering Committee Members