The EMJ Podcast | Episode 155
This week’s episode dives into racial disparities in healthcare and the field of urology, with a focus on prostate and bladder cancer. Jonathan and Samuel Washington, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA, discuss equality and equity in healthcare, uncovering how racial disparities affect the diagnosis and treatment of urological tumours, particularly in African American men. The pair also speak about which groups are more at risk of experiencing adverse outcomes, and the changes needed to ensure better care is available to these patients.
Samuel Washington completed his undergraduate education at the University of California Davis, USA, with a BSc in Genetics. He then completed his medical school training at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA, as well as a urology residency and urologic oncology fellowship, before becoming Assistant Professor of Urology. He has received research grants from the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators and the UCSF Center of Aging in Diverse Communities, through the National Institute of Aging. Samuel is also a member of the American Urological Association (AUA) and the Society for Urologic Oncology. He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and sits on multiple committees, as well as editorial boards.