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MEET DR. RANI

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield is a native of Baton Rouge, La. After graduating from University Laboratory School, he went on to earn a Bachelors of Science degree from Southern University. He completed his medical school training at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, his residency in Dayton, Ohio, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at The Ohio State University. 

Dr. Whitfield is a very active member of the Baton Rouge community. He has served on the boards of educational and civic organizations including the Southern University Board of Supervisors and has received multiple awards.

He is a sought-after lecturer and educator, addressing health related issues in front of local and national audiences. 

Utilizing his alter ego, “Tha Hip-Hop Doc,” has enabled Dr. Whitfield to share his message to people across the globe. What started as a simple nickname from the students he speaks to, has become a persona that allows him to connect with a generation that needs a deeper understanding of the health issues they face. 

“Young people respond when they feel that you are sincere and actually care about them,” said Dr. Whitfield. “To be easily accessible to young people makes a big difference.”

Dr. Whitfield will continue to use a grass-roots and hands-on approach as Coroner for the people of East Baton Rouge Parish; actively engaging the public, conducting outreach to citizens, and working to address the many challenges facing the youth of East Baton Rouge Parish.

MEET DR. RANI

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield is a native of Baton Rouge, La. After graduating from University Laboratory School, he went on to earn a Bachelors of Science degree from Southern University. He completed his medical school training at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, his residency in Dayton, Ohio, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at The Ohio State University. 

Dr. Whitfield is a very active member of the Baton Rouge community. He has served on the boards of educational and civic organizations including the Southern University Board of Supervisors and has received multiple awards.

He is a sought-after lecturer and educator, addressing health related issues in front of local and national audiences. 

Utilizing his alter ego, “Tha Hip-Hop Doc,” has enabled Dr. Whitfield to share his message to people across the globe. What started as a simple nickname from the students he speaks to, has become a persona that allows him to connect with a generation that needs a deeper understanding of the health issues they face. 

“Young people respond when they feel that you are sincere and actually care about them,” said Dr. Whitfield. “To be easily accessible to young people makes a big difference.”

Dr. Whitfield will continue to use a grass-roots and hands-on approach as Coroner for the people of East Baton Rouge Parish; actively engaging the public, conducting outreach to citizens, and working to address the many challenges facing the youth of East Baton Rouge Parish.