We are a group of women physicians of color joining together in common purpose to create and promote an environment in medicine where we can come together to support and learn from each other across all medical specialties. While our personal experiences as physicians may be different, we share a common bond in our uniqueness within the medical community. We believe that by coming together we can change the face of medicine.

The purpose of Artemis Medical Society, Inc. is to nurture women physicians of color and increase their visibility in society to serve as healthcare providers, care-givers, community leaders, mentors, and role-models thereby increasing physician workforce diversity and diminishing healthcare disparities.

Our programs include raising social awareness about healthcare and preventative medicine in minority communities and internationally, an annual conference for women physicians of color to gather and discuss solutions for important issues in the field and an academy for women of color who wish to become physicians to partner with our members to learn the tools of leadership and success in the field.



Artemis Medical Society was born from the interest of founding members:

Artemis Medical Society founders meeting.

Artemis Medical Society founders meeting.

Myiesha Taylor, MD, FACEP

Deonza Thymes, MD

Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS

Leah Backhus, MD, FACS

Vikisha Fripp, MD, FACS

Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH

Naaemah Ghafur, MD

Letitia Bradford, MD

Angela U. Tucker, MD

Karla Vital, MD

Tonya Sweezer-Sims, ND

Our official charter date is June 6, 2012.

Incorporated on June 28th, 2012.