DEI Book Club


      ASHT's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is pleased to announce the next selection for the society's DEI Book Club. After           careful consideration and thoughtful suggestions, the committee has selected a compelling and thought-provoking read that we               believe will foster rich discussions within our community.

      March 6, 2024
      8 p.m. ET



     The author (Lattisha Bilbrew, MD) will join the discussion to answer questions from both moderators and participants! 


Dr. Lattisha Bilbrew is the first black woman orthopedic surgeon to become a partner at one of the country’s largest and most well-respected practices. She understands that when you’re the only person who looks like you in your field, there’s pressure on you at all times.

The book — which chronicles Dr. Bilbrew’s journey, from Birmingham, England, to migration to the United States, and ultimately, to becoming a doctor and the establishment of a successful surgical practice — serves to provide readers with the psychological tools to choose from for their own formidable set of obstacles. From seeing her mother reject medical care because of an apathetic hospital staff to being scrutinized during her surgical training, Dr. Bilbrew learned to grow from moments that might knock others down. Yes, I Am The Surgeon teaches you how to persevere when the world is telling you “no.” If there’s something you must do but you’re scared, then do it afraid. But by all means, still do it.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  1. Describe the complex perspectives relating to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and life experiences that shape the clinical learning environment, influence clinical decision making and ultimately impact the delivery of patient care.
  2. Examine the role of discrimination, bias, microaggressions and racism in the ability to deliver equitable care and use increased competency in anti-racism, cultural humility, social justice, racial equity, allyship, disabusing disability, gender/sexuality issues and LGBTQ+ promotion and acceptance to eliminate health disparities and improve health equity.
  3. Examine organizational climates and attitudes that impose barriers to creating diverse, equitable and inclusive environments.
  4. Discuss scholarly work with organizational audiences that improves patient education, expands the framework of clinical decision making and contributes to the body of work in diversity, equity and inclusion.

CE Credit: 1.0 continuing education hour, or 0.10 CEUs

Pricing: This event is FREE to members and nonmembers

Suggested resources to acquire the book: 

Lattisha Bilbrew, MD - biography