People to Know Podcast

People to Know Podcast sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicie

The People to Know podcast is an opportunity to experience and celebrate the unique journeys of the many diverse people who contribute to the world of medicine. The podcast is produced by the Department of Internal Medicine, Diversity Equity and Inclusion.


Interview with Dr. Cleveland Francis, M.D., Part 3

Dr. Quinn Capers IV talks with Dr. Cleveland “Cleve” Francis, a renowned cardiologist who is also a Country music recording artist. Dr. Francis received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, and then completed internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship training at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. As a musician, he recorded five albums and charted four times on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs. Dr. Francis has been honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Heart and Vascular Institute of the Inova Health System of Northern Virginia and has been recognized for his contributions to African-American Country music by being included in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. In this episode, they discuss Dr. Francis’s time in college, and his gaining admittance to medical school. Their conversation was recorded during the second week of Black History Month. 

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February 2022