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TimeOut With The SportsDr. Podcast

Aug 16, 2021

In this episode, Dr. William J. Hicks II, MD joins TimeOut With The SportsDr. to share his unique story of the Black experience growing up with generations of professionals in his immediate family. Despite growing up with endless resources, he never lost his desire to give back to his community. As an avid reader and student of life, Dr. Hicks shares many pearls of wisdom about discipline, faith and commitment that has led to success in his journey.

Dr. Hicks is a neurologist specializing in vascular neurology and serves as the co-director of the Riverside Methodist Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Dr. Hicks completed his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed his neurology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, where he served as chief resident and was recognized as Resident of the Year. Following his residency, Dr. Hicks completed a two-year, NIH-funded vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston

Books discussed in the episode include:

  1. Heavy by Kiese Laymon
  2. The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
  3. The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
  4. Sing, Unburied, Sing and Salvage The Bones by Jesmyn Ward

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