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Black Doctors USA to Expand Dynamic Executive Leadership Team

July 5, 2023 Columbus, OH – Black Doctors USA, Inc. today announced that Dr. Aqeila Shepherd will be joining Black Doctors USA as the Executive Vice President of Recruitment, effective July 5, 2023. Dr. Shepherd is a welcome addition to the leadership team of Black Doctors USA, consisting of an esteemed group of physicians from around the country.

Dr. Aqeila Shepherd has over 14 years of education and diverse healthcare experience and is the Founder and CEO of The Luxe Concierge Physical Medicine, PLLC and Luxe Life Wellness, PLLC. Dr. Shepherd is a pioneer in the development of a new paradigm in medicine. Her expansive experience in the hospital, biomedical research, integrative health, and private practice sectors synergistically creates a unique perspective on how we can approach medicine from an elevated vantage point.

“As a cutting-edge physician with an eclectic background and a focused commitment to enhancing the overall approach to healthcare, Dr. Shepherd will galvanize our network of physicians and partners to effectively impact the outcomes of our collaborative work with healthcare organizations, physicians and our communities,” states George Pride, PhD, CEO of Black Doctors USA, Inc.

Dr. Shepherd has worked on novel projects with NIH, mentored undergraduate students, taught scholastic STEM courses at North Carolina Central University, conducted novel community clinical projects and research in metabolic disorders, and collaborated with various community leaders in healthcare initiatives that are dedicated to, and streamlined for, the elevation of Black health.

“My goal as the EVP of Recruitment is to influx the talent, influence, and impact that the new, emerging, and evolving generation of doctors work so hard to provide to the medical community,” states Dr. Shepherd. “My initial focus will be collaborating on various projects that directly serve and provide access to healthcare within the Black Community, and strengthening our mentorship opportunities, among other priorities that will impact the expansion of BDUSA.”

For over a decade, Black Doctors USA has provided a platform for African-American physicians and healthcare providers alike, with solutions catered to their needs for support and growth, and the end goal of improving health disparities within minority populations.

“Black Doctors USA provides a safe and relatable space to process and discuss the very real and multifaceted experience of being a Black medical provider, utilizing one’s voice for impactful change within the medical communities, and for our patients,” states Dr. Shepherd. “With the additional aspect of intellectual and financial resources, growth potential for providers’ professional acumen, and accessibility to community projects, BDUSA is the hub for Black providers and the foundation of what’s been established only strengthens the ability for us to continue to evolve into the golden standard of all things health.”

About Black Doctors USA
Black Doctors USA is a national healthcare outreach organization and network of African-American healthcare providers that connects communities with resources and solutions and provides access to support their healthcare needs. They offer an online Find a Doctor service that allows communities to locate the African-American doctors they seek. They are a resource for underserved and minority populations to receive information and support through educational and social engagement. For more information, visit