“The Black Medical Experience:
The Hidden Curriculum from Medical School to Attending-Hood”

Featuring special guests:


  • Dr. Ben Danielson, University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

  • Dr. Candace Sprott, Kaiser Permanente Oceanside (Oceanside, CA)

  • Dr. Renee Carter, VCU Health (Richmond, VA)

  • Dr. Chris Estiverne, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA)

Ryan Mire MD, FACP

Dr. Mire is board certified in Internal Medicine and has an academic appointment as Assistant
Clinical Professor of Clinical Medical Education for University of Tennessee Health Science
Center. His professional membership includes the American College of Physicians, National
Medical Association, and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He has held leadership
roles in medicine locally for the Heritage Medical Associates practice and the Ascension St.
Thomas West hospital, along with national leadership for the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Mire is the National President-Elect for the American College of Physicians.

Ben Danielson, MD

Dr. Ben Danielson is a partner and advocate for the health and well-being of children and families with low incomes. He is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington. For 20 years, he served as the medical director of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, based out of Seattle’s Central District, a historically Black neighborhood. Ben also helped found the Washington Medical-Legal Partnership, which trains doctors to recognize when forces outside the examination room contribute to health problems.

Dr. Candace Sprott, MD

Dr. Candace Sprott is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina and a graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She trained at Christiana Care Health System and Nemours/Alfred I duPont hospital for Children for her combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency. Following her chief resident year, she obtained a CPPS certification after completing a fellowship in patient safety and quality improvement also at Christiana Care. As an active duty military spouse, she has moved about the country on several occasions and has been actively putting down roots in Southern California since 2015. She joined the Southern California Permanente Medical Group in 2016 where she practices outpatient primary care, leads her medical office building as the physician in charge of operations and serves as the quality improvement delegate for the department of Internal Medicine. She is the co-chair of the Early Career Physician committee for Southern California Region 3 and lives aboard Camp Pendleton with her husband and three sons.

Dr. Renee Carter, MD MPH 

Renée Yvonne Carter, MD, MPH, FACP is a general internist, Associate Clinical Professor, and newly appointed Medical Director at the Virginia Commonwealth University Women’s Clinic in Richmond, Virginia. She has also been an active member of of ACP for the past 23 years. Dr. Carter is Co-chair of the Virginia Chapter DEI committee, a member of the Virginia Chapter Governor’s Council, and participates on the Virginia ACP Policy Committee. 

Dr. Chris Estiverne, MD

Biography coming soon…