LOUIS L. ODETTE LECTURE
SPONSORED BY THE LOUIS L. ODETTE FAMILY URBAN ANGEL FUND FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE
For almost three decades, Dr. Withers has been treating the homeless where they live – under bridges, along riverbanks, in tent cities. What’s more, he sees the street as a classroom for his students, where they learn not only
medicine, but humanity. Dr. Withers' ultimate goal is to provide every person experiencing homelessness with medical care that comes directly to them with the message that says, "You matter."
Dr. Withers’ talk will focus on what the streets can teach us about improving our healthcare system. He’ll speak to the changes he’s seen during COVID-19. And he’ll explain what street medicine is and where it’s headed.
Providing medicine where people need it not only helps those who are suffering, but the medical system as well.
Dr. Jim Withers, MD, FACP
Medical director and founder, Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net; founder, Street Medicine Institute; teaching faculty, UPMC Mercy; assistant professor, clinical medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Journalist, Writer, and Researcher
Dr. Tom Ungar
Psychiatrist-in-Chief, St. Michael’s Hospital
Psychiatrist and Executive Director, Foundry
Author and Podcaster
Dr. Michaela Beder, MD FRCPC
Psychiatrist at St. Michael’s Hospital and Mental Health Lead with Inner City Health Associates