Dr. Rani Whitfield, aka the ‘Hip-Hop Doc’ is a board-certified family physician in private practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Louisiana native earned his undergrad degree from Southern University and A&M college before earning his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.
Whitfield has appeared on several TV and radio shows including BET’s 106 and Park, and on CNN and MSNBC. He was one of the contributors to the book Not in My Family that dealt with the impact of HIV/AIDS and was featured in the book I Am A Father with his six-year-old daughter, Raina.
Among the accolades Whitfield has received are the Time Warner Power Forward Award (2006), YMCA Black Achievers Award (2007) The American Stroke Association Ambassador Award (2007), the NAACP Freedom Award (2008) and Baton Rouge’s Top 40 people under 40 (2008).
With his music group,U4ria, Whitfield released a music video “Let’s Go” featuring hip hop artist Love-N-Pain and R&B vocalist Ian Von. It was nominated for the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 3rd Annual Film Series.
Dr. Whitfield serves on the board of Directors for Susan G Komen and is an advisory board member for the Junior League and I-Care.