DALLAS/FORT WORTH (January 26, 2015) – Artemis Medial Society announced today that Board Members Dr. Leah Backhus, Dr. Letitia Bradford and Dr. Angela U. Tucker will be featured in “Doc McStuffins” interstitials celebrating African American History Month starting February 1, 2015 on Disney Junior.

“Artemis Medical Society is proud to have Drs. Backhus, Bradford and Tucker participate in these wonderful and important African American History Month segments,” said Dr. Donna Hamilton, Vice President for Communications, Artemis Medical Society. “These segments continue to build on the original We Are Doc McStuffins segments that aired on Disney Junior last year. Our members understand how crucial these segments are in helping encourage African American children to celebrate our history.”

Dr. Leah Backhus, a founding member of Artemis Medical Society, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the VA Puget Sound.

“I am truly honored to participate in the Doc McStuffins African American History Month interstitials,” expressed Dr. Backhus. “These interstitials are an opportunity to share the importance of African American History Month with children throughout the United States. As a mom of two children, I know how important it is for them to see positive images that can serve as role models for their future. I thank Disney Junior, Brown Bag Films and Chris Nee for allowing us this opportunity to encourage children of color and girls to pursue their dreams of careers in medicine.”

Dr. Letitia Bradford, a founding member of Artemis Medical Society, is an orthopedic surgeon practicing in King City, California, located in Salinas Valley of the Central Coast Region of California.

“It is an honor to be a part of these historic interstitials and help Doc McStuffins share the celebration of African American History Month,” expressed Dr. Bradford. “My practice is diverse with many young impressionable boys & girls of color, and it is my hope that these segments will continue to demonstrate how diverse our nation’s history is and our culture continues to become. I appreciate that Disney Junior is willing to join us in this celebration of diversity, not only for my own two boys, but also for my patients.”

Dr. Angela U. Tucker, a founding member of Artemis Medical Society, is a family medicine physician practicing at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

“As a mother of four children, I understand how important Disney’s Doc McStuffins has been in encouraging children of all ethnicities and genders to pursue educational opportunities in science and medicine,” said Dr. Tucker. “Many of the children I see in my practice are very excited to see me and are quick to say that I am just like Doc McStuffins. It is my hope that these new African American History Month interstitials will further encourage all children, especially girls, to become the future physicians our nation needs to ensure the health of all us.”

Learn more about Artemis Medical Society at www.artemismedicalsociety.org.


Artemis Medical Society helps promote an environment in medicine where women of color from around the world can come together to support and learn from each other across all medical specialties. Since their formation they have worked diligently to create a supportive environment by fostering a strong sense of community among their membership. Artemis Medical Society believes women physicians of color are a vital part of an effective physician workforce that is responsive to, and aims to deliver quality healthcare to our increasingly diverse communities. Through mentoring, networking and advocacy, the organization is providing the foundation necessary to create a diverse physician workforce vital to our rapidly changing society.

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