Dr. Brian Williams Associate Professor of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center
On July 7, 2016, a gunman shot 12 Dallas police officers following a peaceful anti-brutality protest. As the lead trauma surgeon on call that night, Dr. Brian Williams directed the team of surgeons and specialists caring for the seven officers transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital. Just days later at a nationally televised press conference about one of the largest crises of his medical career, he began confronting what he considers another crisis – the convergence of violence and racism in America and the silence that perpetuates it.
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