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2012 National Black Health Awards Banquet  

— Black Doctors are important to the history of our country and vital to the progression of our culture. Atlanta has a very rich medical community and some of the very best African American physicians practice here. It is the mission of the Black Health Medical Research Foundation, a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization to locate these outstanding doctors that have made significant contributions to medicine, research and have made an impression on their respective communities. In doing so, Black Health is hosting the 2012 National Black Health Awards Banquet honoring 25 of Atlanta’s most influential African American Doctors on September 22, 2012 at the Downtown Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The VIP reception will commence at 5:00 p.m. followed by the red carpet black- tie awards banquet at 7:00 p.m.


"African American Doctors are extremely talented and have contributed immensely to revolutionizing medicine and technology throughout the world" said Dr. Ken Taylor, Medical Director of the National Black Women’s Health and Beauty Conference. A short list consists of key researchers, surgeons and inventors such as Dr. Charles Drew, who reformed the understanding of blood plasma – leading to the invention of blood banks; Dr. Patricia Bath, a noted Ophthalmologist and famous black inventor of the Laserphaco Probe and procedure in the removal of cataracts; Dr. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the U.S. by President George W. Bush in 2008. In 1987, Carson made medical history by being the first in the world to successfully separate a pair of Siamese twins joined at the head and; Dr. Vincent Michael Bivins, who is highly regarded for his work in Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery and the list goes on.


In addition, the celebration of the Atlanta honorees’ will serve as a learning tool for future doctors, students and attendees that are interested in medicine and science careers. They are allowed to evaluate the talent we have selected in the Atlanta region and gain additional insight into the various fields of medicine and science that is of interest to them.

With the 2012 banquet event, there are several objectives to be accomplished: one of which is to draw as many African American medical and healthcare students as possible to the event in order for them to gain a perspective of the honorees’ achievements and to participate in one-on-one dialog with them.

For additional information on the banquet and honorees, please visit the conference website at www.blackhealthmagazine.com

Attendees can look forward to live music, fine dining and fabulous food from award winning chefs, celebrity guest, V.I.P. reception and a chance to win a Marriott vacation package! Complete your evening in luxury with an overnight stay at one of Atlanta’s most coveted hotels for only $99.00 per night. Just ask for the banquet rate!

We sincerely ask that you support this commemorative event and help us celebrate the Atlanta African American doctors that have impacted medicine, healthcare and most importantly, our lives and communities.

Our 2012 honorees are listed below:

1. Raymond Allen, MD

2. Sharon Bent-Harley, MD

3. Alpha Fowler Bryan, MD

4. William Craven, MD

5. James L. Fisher, MD

6. Runette Flowers, MD

7. Jenelle Foote, MD

8. Sandra Elizabeth Ford, MD

9. Reginald Fowler, MD

10. Cheryl Franklin, MD

11. Winston Gandy, MD

12. Charlotte Grayson, MD

13. Cathy Harper-Hogan, MD

14. Patrice Harris, MD

15. Karen Harris-Moore, MD

16. Dale Holly, MD

17. Kimberly Manning, MD

18. Charles Matthews, MD

19. Desiree McCarthy-Keith, MD

20. Melody T. McCloud, MD

21. Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD

22. Tracy Nailor, MD

23. Elizabeth Ofili, MD

24. Jeanine Oliga, MD

25. Dexter Page, MD

26. Erich Randolph, MD

27. Alvin L. Sermons, MD

28. Thomas Taylor, MD

Lifetime Achievement Awards

1. James Bennett, MD

2. Shirley Bradley-Carmack, PhD

3. Juel P. Borders, MD

4. Delutha H. King Jr., MD

5. John E. Maupin Jr., DDS

6. Rogsbert Phillips, MD

Physician Partnership Award

Regina Mixon Bates, CPC-I, CMOM

Community Health Partnership Award

West End Medical Center

Best Overall Faith-Based Health Ministry Award

St. Philip A.M.E. Church