Dr. Shirlene Obuobi Joins The Washington Post as a Well+Being Regular Contributor

I’m thrilled to announce that Dr. Shirlene Obuobi, a cardiologist, cartoonist and author, will be joining the Well+Being desk of the Washington Post as a regular contributor.

Shirlene will write a monthly column about navigating the medical system and create an accompanying comic panel, offering a behind the scenes look at the challenges faced by both doctors and patients.

Shirlene brings an unusual combination of knowledge and skills to the Well+Being desk. She is a second-year cardiology fellow at University of Chicago medical center. She began drawing comics in 2016 to chronicle her experiences as a medical student at the university’s Pritzker School of Medicine.

Her comics, which have focused on the challenges of being a Ghanaian-American woman in medicine and the challenges of medical school, have gained nearly 38,000 followers on her Instagram account. Her comics have been featured in UChicago Medicine, Proto Magazine and the Medical University of Vienna’s Art, Action, Attitude/Body exhibit.