Dr. Johnnie Woodson is an assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. A graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his dermatology residency at M.L. King-Drew Medical Center.  He has been associated with the National Medical Association for over 20 years. His area of focus is on inflammatory and auto immune diseases such as psoriasis and the severe comorbidities such as myocardial infarction, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, depression, metabolic syndrome, hearing loss and others affecting all skin types.

Throughout the country, Dr. Woodson lectures to dermatologists, family and general practice groups on the advances in dermatology and treatment of psoriasis and related diseases. He currently gives over 100 educational lectures a year in North America and Europe.  J. Woodson Dermatology & Associates also conducts numerous clinical trials for new treatments of skin conditions every year.

He is committed to increasing the number of African American physicians nationwide as  well as those who are directly involved in clinical trials.

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KBLX Cares Interview with Sterling James

KBLX Cares Interview with Sterling James: The Sinkler Miller Medical Association

OCTOBER 20, 2017

KBLX Cares Interview

KBLX Cares Interview

Dr. Joy Foster, President of Sinkler Miller Medical Association came in to talk about the Sinkler Miller Medical Association which was formed to improve the health care of African-American and other minority people in the Bay Area, as well as retain African-American physicians within the area.

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http://www.sinklermiller.org/event/sinkler-miller-medical-association-membership-meeting/Inside the commitment to empower our members as well as our community, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Rita Hargrave will be speaking to our membership on Thursday April 20, 2017 at Lake Chalet Restaurant.

Her topic is: Alzheimer’s Disease: Diagnosing, Disclosure, & Treatment

Dr. Hargrave is a board certified geriatric psychiatrist at the Veteran’s Administration Martinez Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and consulting psychiatrist at the University of California, Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center. She is a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, Davis. She is the chair of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology committee on geriatric psychiatry certification.  She has been a prolific contributor to journals, magazines and books exploring neuropsychiatry, cross-cultural psychiatry and ethnic minority caregivers.  She founded www.ethnicelderscare.net, a website focused on ethnicity and dementia.

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glasses of red wine being held and clicked

http://www.sinklermiller.org/event/second-annual-ella-mae-simmons-wine-tasting-benefit-saturday-june-172017/Sinkler Miller Medical Association will host it’s second annual Ella Mae Simmons Wine and Jazz Benefit on Saturday June 17th, from 1pm – 5pm.


The event will showcase vintners of color.  Guests will have the opportunity to pair food with the wines and enjoy the sounds of smooth jazz.


Tickets will go on sale soon!

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Dr. Langer is a professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.  Having written 300 papers in peer reviewed journals and 70 book chapters on a variety of topics, Dr. Langer is considered an expert in Hirschsprung disease and pediatric surgery.

He travels internationally to both treat children and advance the field of pediatric surgery through teaching.  He is a past president of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons.  Dr. Langer has received many honors, including the Innovative Scientist of the Year award from the St. Louis Academy of Science and the James IV Travelling Fellowship.  He also was named one of the top 30 doctors in Toronto by Toronto Life Magazine.

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two female resident physicians

While both my parents are originally from Nigeria, they made our home in Fresno, CA and forged their way to make strong successful professional marks in our community with a lot of hard work and tireless determination.  I attended the University of CA, Davis and have always had a strong interest in healthcare. Yet, I believe my mother, whose dedication to her nursing career at Saint Agnes Hospital in Fresno, has played the single most important role in my decision to work in medicine. She taught me at a very young age that we must always work hard and give back, in some way, for the opportunities we have all been given throughout our lifetime.

I am confident that my decision to give back as a podiatrist will offer me opportunities to not only directly help my patient population, but to also make substantial contributions to the healthcare arena including local underserved patient populations, clinical research and public health outreach to those in need both in the US and international underserved areas. I therefore remain active with important community service initiatives, international health and local health fairs for our Bay Area challenged communities, who need direct clinical outreach to their neighborhoods and homes. I also remain active in Bay Area clinical research programs in order to help the next generation of patients with new innovative treatment modalities.

As a 2nd year podiatric resident at the San Francisco Veteran’s Affairs (VASF) Health System and Medical Center, I also work directly with residents and medical students through University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and the UCSF-Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. As the 2017 SMMA Resident Liaison, I look forward to establishing a strong communication network to extend the SMMA tenants to my current colleagues and to also extend the SMMA initiatives to inspire younger generations at Bay Area high schools, junior colleges and state colleges.

When not at work or studying, my personal time is devoted to maintaining an important balance in my life    with regular cardiovascular exercise and spending invaluable time with my family and close friends.

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SMMA Awarded Grant From Genentech

Following a meeting with a representative of Genentech at the NMA held last July 2016, SMMA President, Dr. Joy Foster applied for a grant which was awarded on November 1, 2016. 

SMMA is honored to receive the grant which is in alignment with the mission of the organization to empower the next generation of health care providers in our community.

SMMA is a 501c3 organization and the 2016 recipient of the National Medical Association’s Small Chapter Society of the Year Award.

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