America’s Leading Doctors

From treating heart disease to fighting cancer, these physicians are changing the world of medicine

in the development of the embryofetoscopy technique for early prenatal diagnosis. Through his research, which focuses on diabetes in pregnancy, birth defects, and prenatal diagnosis, it has been determined that there are specific changes at the epithelial level associated with these anomalies.

Gloria A. Richard-Davis, M.D.
Title: Chair & Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Meharry Medical College
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Richard-Davis has treated infertility by in vitro fertilization and third-party reproduction. Clinical care and research includes management of menopausal symptoms, cultural differences, female sexual health, and breast cancer risks. She has served on national advisory boards for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Yvonne S. Thornton, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S.
Title: Perinatal Consultant, Westchester Medical Center
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology, High Risk Obstetrics
Thornton is a world-renowned advocate for women’s health issues. She is a specialist in obstetrics, gynecology, and maternal-fetal medicine. Thornton is the first African American woman in the U.S. to become board certified in high-risk obstetrics and accepted into the New York Obstetrical Society.

Janice E. Whitty, M.D.
Title: Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Meharry Medical College
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Whitty is a professor and director of maternal fetal medicine in the department of obstetrics and gynecology. Her focus is on critical-care medicine, maternal and fetal medicine, and obstetrics/gynecology. She has published numerous papers during her 23-year career.

A. William Blackstock Jr., M.D.
Title: Vice Chairman and Professor of Radiation Oncology, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Specialty: Radiation Oncology
A radiation oncologist, Blackstock is also a clinical trial investigator in lung and gastrointestinal cancers. He serves as principal
investigator of multiple national and international clinical trials in these cancers. He has served on the executive committee for Cancer and Leukemia Group B, a national clinical research group sponsored by National Cancer Institute.

Dwight Heron, M.D.
Title: Vice Chairman of Radiation Oncology, Shadyside; Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Specialty: Radiation Oncology
An expert in new radiation techniques to treat cancer, Heron is focused on improved quality of life for patients. He has received a $5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to improve access and clinical outcomes for racially and socioeconomically disadvantaged groups with cancer in and around Pittsburgh.

Valarae O. Lewis, M.D.
Title: Associate Professor of Surgery, (Ad-Interim Chief), Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Specialty: Orthopaedic Oncology
Lewis is an orthopaedic oncologist who treats children and adults with sarcomas of the soft tissue and bone. Her laboratory interests include developing targeted therapy for the treatment of sarcomas. She has also contributed to articles that appeared in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and Cancer.

Oscar E. Streeter Jr., M.D.
Title: Chief Physician, Department of Radiation Oncology, Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology, USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital, Keck School of Medicine at USC
Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Streeter’s interest focuses on breast, head and neck, gastrointestinal malignancies, lymphomas, and 3-D treatment of prostate cancer using a radioactive source placed inside or next to the area requiring treatment. He is the principal investigator for all Radiation

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