Honoring Black Physicians Past, Present & Future

Throughout Black History Month (February), the FMA features African American physicians and future physicians whose contributions make a profound impact on medicine and patients throughout Florida.

Headshot image of Alma Littles

Alma Littles, MD

Family tragedies and a second-grade teacher who “planted a seed” motivated Alma Littles, MD, to become the first in her family to attend college and, ultimately, to practice medicine.

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Samari Blair stands in a medical room

Samari Blair, MPH, CPH

Third-year medical student Samari Butler, MPH, is an aspiring pediatrician who sees a strong connection between physician diversity and health equity. “Representation can be so important in decreasing mistrust.”

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