Aug 31, 2020
Dr. Brian Williams led the trauma team that treated police officers ambushed by a sniper on July 7, 2016 - the largest loss of life for US law enforcement since 9/11. At a press conference days later, his heartfelt comments about the tragedy touched thousands, and Huffington Post named it one of the most memorable television moments of 2016.
Dr. Williams now serves an Associate Professor of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Chicago. In addition to his role as an academic surgeon, he is a keynote speaker, a guest opinion writer featured in the Chicago Tribune and Dallas Morning News, a social commentator on television and radio, and host of a podcast titled Race, Violence & Medicine.
By listening to this conversation with Brian, you’ll learn about:
- Communication in traumatic situations
- Race and fitting in, specifically in the military and the medical profession
- Service to humanity
- Deciding to speak up