Justin Bird, MD, and Ugo Ihekweazu, MD, served as mentors in Houston-based Texas Medical Center's Mentoring to Medicine' program, which aims to connect children with diverse health professionals.
Here are three details:
1. Dr. Bird is an orthopedic oncologist at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He serves as director of the hospital's Orthopaedic Outcomes Research Program and department of orthopedic oncology.
2. Dr. Ihekweazu is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in adult reconstruction and joint replacement surgery at Texas Orthopedic Hospital in Houston. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Texas Orthopaedic Association.
3. The program was presented by Houston's chapter of the organization 100 Black Men of America, which was founded in the 1960s to educate and empower children and teens. The organization has grown into the nation's largest network of African American male mentors.