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Eugene Gu, MD

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Starbucks is Trying to Fix Its Problem with Racism — Now It’s the Police’s Turn

Editor’s Note: Dr. Eugene Gu is a resident physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and president of the Ganogen Research Institute. He graduated from Stanford University with honors and holds an M.D. from the Duke University School of Medicine. The views expressed in this piece are solely his own.

Last week, a video went viral on Twitter showing a large group of police officers arresting two African-American men at a Starbucks store in Philadelphia.

Don’t Suspend Doctors for Fighting White Supremacy

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Editor’s Note: Dr. Eugene Gu is a resident physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and president of the Ganogen Research Institute. He graduated from Stanford University with honors and holds an M.D. from the Duke University School of Medicine. The views expressed in this piece are solely his own.

I came to Nashville, Tennessee in July 2015 eager to start my surgical residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). During my first night on call, I saw a child in the emergency room who was complaining about abdominal pain. After performing a physical exam and collecting a few labs, I ordered a CT scan that cinched the diagnosis and took him to the operating room to have his appendix removed.