About the Author

Dr. Emily Woolcock is an internationally recognized surgeon, speaker, 3x best-selling author, mentor, consultant, wife and mother. She is among the United State’s most well-known and respected double board-certified orthopedic surgeons. 

Dr. Woolcock’s own personal experience is the inspiration for this book. She recalls the emotions surrounding the first time she met a physician that looked like her. That encounter fueled her aspirations. She relives that experience each time she recognizes that look of awe on the faces of young African-American patients. She finds it humbling to be thought of as a trailblazer. For this reason, she has been an active mentor in the lives of young adults seeking a career in medicine.