An Epidemic of Racism in Peer Review: Killing Access to Black and Brown Physicians

The medical profession has experienced a significant increase in the number of adverse medical staff actions against physicians of color, threatening their economic, physical, and mental well-being. Almeta Cooper, National Manager for Health Equity, Moms Clean Air Force, speaks with Sidney Welch, Office Managing Partner, Akerman LLP, and Tricia “CK” Hoffler, CEO, CK Hoffler Firm, about the context and nature of medical staff actions against physicians of color and corresponding legal challenges, the intersection of employment discrimination and health care regulation, and suggestions for reform. Sidney and CK authored an article for AHLA’s special edition of the Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law dedicated to “Emerging Issues in Health Equity in the United States: Legal, Legislative, and Policy Perspectives.”