Guest Bios:

Dr. Kimmery Martin is an ER doctor-turned novelist whose works of medical fiction have been praised by The Harvard Crimson, Southern Living, and The New York Times, among others. A lifelong literary nerd, she speaks frequently at bookstores, conferences, and medical schools around the United States. Kimmery completed her medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She lives with her husband and three children in Charlotte, North Carolina. For the last two years, she’s been working on a novel about a group of female doctors on the frontlines during an emerging viral pandemic; it will be released from Penguin Random House in Fall 2021. Her latest novel, The Antidote for Everything, is available now.

Books: The Queen of HeartsThe Antidote for Everything.


Dr. Jason Campbell is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine and a former Division III All-American track and field athlete at Emory University. He currently is an anesthesiology resident in Portland, Oregon. Known as the “Tik Tok Doc” he uses his platform to connect with young people and lift up underrepresented members of the medical community. Dr. Campbell speaks on topics from overcoming adversity, Black men in medicine, mental health and more. In addition to his regular Blog articles, he is a guest editorial writer with publications in the Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times, The Oregonian and on http://Cleveland.com.


Dr. Niran Al-Agba has been a pediatrician in private practice in her hometown for 19 years. She writes an op-ed column about politics and medicine for the Kitsap Sun newspaper. She is a board member of Practicing Physicians of America and has four elementary aged children.

Book: Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare


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