Christel Wekon-Kemeni, MD
Christel Wekon-Kemeni, MD, also known as Dr. Dub, is a third-year pediatric resident at the UNC Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. He is from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and earned his medical degree from the Wake Forest School of Medicine.
He is the creator of the Black Man, M.D. Blog, a blog originally created to document his experiences throughout his medical training that has now evolved into an entity designed to inspire others by sharing helpful information about becoming a medical doctor, highlighting minority healthcare students and professionals, providing scholarships to minority high school students, and more. In addition, he held leadership positions on multiple levels in the Student National Medical Association as a medical student, and is involved in a wide variety of initiatives at his residency program.
He is currently a participant in the Vot-ER Civic Health Fellowship, a leadership development program that aims to support, teach, and train a learning community of Vot-ER users across the country who are interested in gaining a nuanced understanding of civic engagement, related health equity issues, and community organizing and activation practices. He was selected to serve as one of the Chief Residents for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina for the 2022-2023 academic year.
“I firmly believe that I am the master of my fate, which is why I’ve made a lifelong commitment to expressing my voice through the mechanism that created the bedrock of our nation: the ballot.” #MedTwitter #CivicHealthMonth pic.twitter.com/6KceWuJsFH
— Christel Wekon-Kemeni, MD (@therealdrdub) August 26, 2021