African-American Pioneers in Medicine

Black History Month 2021 image collage with historic photos

This year Capital Digestive Care is marking Black History Month by celebrating the contributions of African-American trailblazers in medicine. Throughout February we will be reflecting on the medical professionals whose ground-breaking work contributed to the patchwork of innovation in their fields, many of whom achieved their accomplishments during segregation and other challenging circumstances.  We will include well-known influential figures, as well as those who are just beginning to receive the recognition they have deserve. In many cases, the impact of their pioneering work can be felt to this day, along with the inspiration of their work on future generations.   Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more throughout the month.

In the meantime, please read more about the accomplishments of Capital Digestive Care’s African-American providers:


Henry Bell, MD

Dominique E. Howard, MD

Marvin E. Lawrence II, MD

Olanma Y. Okoji, MD

Ann Marie Stephenson Thomas, DO, MBA

Advanced Providers

Nichole C. Holland, CRNP

Nicole Mitchell, CRNP

Adell C. Winley, PA