January 24, 2023 | Olubadewa A. Fatunde, MD
In West African tradition, a griot is a storyteller. Before written history, the griot was central to every community, charged with preserving and narrating local history, analyzing cultural norms, and providing entertainment. A modern-day griot may resemble an amalgamation of Ava DuVernay, Aesop, and Henry Louis Gates Jr. ACC Humanities 2022 has explored careers of cardiologists crafting meaningful lives through the humanities. In this chapter, we feature advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist Dr. Haider Warraich.