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Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD

Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

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  • LBBC Medical Advisory Board member
  • Board-certified radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of hematologic and breast malignancies
  • A sought-after health equity consultant
  • Co-host of 3 Black Docs podcast

Connect with Dr. Winkfield


An expert in health policy and community engaged research, she is a sought-after health equity consultant whose goal is to create sustainable institutional change while empowering individuals, families and communities to advocate for their right to health and well-being.

Dr. Winkfield was recently appointed Executive Director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance. She enjoys travel and fine dining. Dr. Winkfield also cohosts 3 Black Docs, a weekly podcast dedicated to educating the community about health and health disparities in an approachable and entertaining way.

Learn more about Dr. Winkfield on her website and listen to her podcast, 3 Black Docs.



There are so many ways to equalize cancer care among underserved communities, as long as we’re willing to partner with them and not be seen as an outside entity.

Dr. Karen Winkfield, The ASCO Post


Experience & Accolades


  • Radiation Oncology



Professional Memberships and Board Positions