9th Annual Harlem Fine Arts Show Salutes Noted African American Health Care Practitioners

Harlem Fine Arts Show 2017Harlem Fine Arts Show Salutes Noted Health Care Practitioners During 9th Annual Art Show and Exhibition

Reverend. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III to also be feted during February 16 opening

HARLEM, NYWhen the Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) returns to the historic Riverside Church, Feb. 16-19, 2017, they will be celebrating “the health and healing power of art”.  The Opening Reception on Thursday, February 16, will be a salute to medical practitioners across New York’s tristate area. The goal of this year’s event is to showcase and celebrate African Americans in the medical field, and raise awareness about medicine as a career choice for young people. The physicians attending represent diverse disciplines and institutions. Additionally, a “Special Achievement Award” will be presented to Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church.

This year’s honorees are:

Edwin Williams, M.D, Carter Hospital & Nursing Facility; Dr. Lisa Ross, Harlem Hospital Center; Dr. Michael Parks, Hospital for Special Surgery; Dr. Wendy Wilcox, Kings County Hospital; Dr. Rawle F. Philbert, Chair, Lincoln Hospital; Dr. Camille Clare, Metropolitan Hospital Center; Dr. Gary Butts, Mount Sinai-System; Dr. Lynne Holden, Montefiore Medical Center; Dr. L. Jeannine Bookhardt-Murray, Morris Heights Medical Center; Dr. Bernadith Russell, NY Presbyterian Hospital; Dr. Chinyere Anaogu, New York City Health and Hospitals/North Central Bronx Hospital; Dr. Reba Williams, Renaissance Healthcare Network; Dr. Pascale Kersaint, Interfaith Medical Center; and Dr. Donna Mendes, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital.

Joining HFAS in this “Salute to African Americans in Medicine (AAIM)” are the Opening Reception partner BlackDoctor.org, National Medical Association, Empire State Medical Association, the Susan Smith McKinney Steward Medical Society, and the Lincoln and Harlem Schools of Nursing. As part of the recognition the HFAS will fund scholarships for African-American students pursuing careers in medicine.