Quinn Capers, M.D.

Associate Dean for Faculty Diversity; Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Internal Medicine

  • Rody P. Cox, M.D., Professorship in Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

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Quinn Capers IV, M.D., is a Professor and the inaugural Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He also serves as Associate Dean for Faculty Diversity and specializes in interventional cardiology.

Dr. Capers earned his medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He performed his residency in internal medicine at Emory University, where he also completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, and vascular biology research.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Capers joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020. Previously, he served as Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Dr. Capers’ clinical and academic interests include interventional cardiology, medical education, racial health care disparities, and diversity enhancement. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for Academic Medicine, British Medical Journal (BMJ Open), Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention, Health Equity, Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, Journal of Racial and Ethnic Healthcare Disparities, PLOS One, and Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

A nationally recognized leader of diversity and inclusion in academic medicine, Dr. Capers has delivered more than 200 lectures and trainings nationwide on implicit bias in medical care.

He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the Association of Black Cardiologists, and the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

He holds the Rody P. Cox, M.D. Professorship in Internal Medicine.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Emory University School of Medicine (1994-1998), Cardiovascular Disease
  • Fellowship - Emory University School of Medicine (1998-1999), Interventional Cardiology
  • Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine (1987-1991)
  • Residency - Emory University School of Medicine (1991-1994), Internal Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Association of Black Cardiologists (2000), Member
  • American College of Cardiology (2004), Member
  • Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (2008), Member
  • National Medical Association (2018), Member
  • Association of University Cardiologists (2021), Member
Honors & Awards
  • Pamela S. Douglas Distinguished Award for Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion 2021, American College of Cardiology
  • Exemplary Leadership Award 2020, AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion
  • America's Best Doctors 2009-2020, Best Doctors Database
  • Laennec Clinician Educator Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Cardiology and Bedside Medicine 2018, American Heart Association
  • Health Care Justice Award 2016, Primary One Health, Columbus, OH
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society 2014
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2012
Books & Publications
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Transradial Access to Coronary Procedures
  • Racial Health Care Disparities
  • Diversity Enhancement in Medicine
  • Implicit Bias in Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Interventional Cardiology

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