Honoring Black History Week 3: The History of Black Doctors

February 18, 2021

Though Black Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, they represent only 5 percent of physicians. Despite this imbalance, Milwaukee is lucky to have a rich history of Black doctors who have been vital to our community. They have fought to eliminate health disparities in the medical community and even have fought for our civil rights.

This week for Black History Month we honor our local African American doctors by looking at the history of Black doctors and the history of Milwaukee’s own Cream City Medical Society.

Dr. Kenneth McIver

Dr. Carla Wright
Internal Medicine

Dr. Arthur Sanders, Jr.
General Practitioner

Dr. Roland A. Pattillo
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. René Settle-Robinson

Dr. William Finlayson