BLACK MEDICINE IN PHILADELPHIA

ABOUT US


Safiyya Shabazz, MD, FAAFP

President


William King Jr. MD, FAAP

Vice President


Kim May, MD

Treasurer


Theresa Adeliyi, MD

Recording Secretary


Lynda Thomas-Mabine, MD

Financial Secretary


Annyella Douglas, MD

Young Physicians Representative

CURRENT OFFICERS

President- Safiyya Shabazz, MD, FAAFP

Safiyya Shabazz, MD, FAAFP is the owner and Medical Director of Fountain Medical Associates, a primary care practice in Mount Airy serving patients throughout their lifespan. An alumna of Central High School, she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Medical Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed an internship at Morehouse Family Medicine in Atlanta before returning to Philadelphia to complete residency training at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Family Medicine & Community Health. There,  she previously served as a clinical faculty member and remains on the volunteer faculty as an attending preceptor for Penn Med students.  Dr. Shabazz is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Her advice for health and long life is based on “eating to live” and establishing lasting habits that reduce the risk of death and disease. She is a physicianentrepreneur, mother, wife, sister and teacher who resides in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia.

Dr. Shabazz hopes to harness the collective power of Philadelphia’s Black physicians at various stages of their careers. She believes that together, we can not only reduce healthcare disparities among patients, but also address disparities in the professional opportunities available to Black doctors in the Greater Philadelphia area. When physicians of color are supported, it increases our capacity to serve the community.

Vice President- William King, Jr. MD, FAAP

Dr. William King is a general pediatrician in private practice at Pediatric and Adolescent Medical Centers of Philadelphia, an African-American owned practice. He was the Chief of the section of Community Pediatrics, for six years at Temple School of Medicine, and served as an Ensign in the National Health Service Corps branch of the US Public Health Service. He performed his residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was a medical student at Yale University, and is an alumnus of Stanford University. He trained and worked in molecular biology labs at Stanford, the National Institutes of Health, and Duke University.

Dr. King’s professional interests are in community-based pediatric practice, and parent education. His research interests have been on youth violence reduction, childhood malnutrition, and medical student outreach. He is currently the Vice President of the Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania, representing Philadelphia area Black Physicians. His history with National Medical Association extends back to medical school where he was a SNMA national vice president. He has had a long history of participation on WURD radio’s Physicians-On-Air whenever asked by MSEP past presidents Dr. Saudra McGruder. Dr King is a deacon at White Rock Baptist Church in West Philadelphia, where he works actively with scouting and cultivates the Children’s Garden. His wife is a professor in the School of Social Work at Widener University and they have a talented high school student son and college graduate daughter who take up the rest of his attention.












William F. King, Jr. MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, Pediatric and Adolescent Medical Centers of Philadelphia

Safiyya Shabazz, MD, FAAFP, MSEP President

William King, Jr. MD, FAAP, MSEP Vice President

Safiyya Shabazz, MD, FAAFP, MSEP President

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