Stephen L. Noble, MD, FACS, Cardiothoracic surgeon and author, "The Heart of a Hero: The Daniel Hale Williams Story": Dr. Noble is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, decorated Navy veteran, entrepreneur, healthcare executive, associate producer, speaker, and best-selling author of the children’s book The Heart of A Hero: The Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Story. Passionate about addressing healthcare disparities that face communities of color, Dr. Noble is the founder and executive director of Dalano Gaming Initiative (DGI). DGI is a nonprofit organization that uses Esports as a vehicle to engage youth to pursue science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematic (STEAM) fields. He also serves as lead medical advisor for Live Chair Health, a healthcare company that aims to decrease healthcare disparities by leveraging the safe places of trust in communities of color using a combination of high-quality engagement, innovative technology, and connecting those who have been traditionally underserved to timely healthcare resources. His clinical interests include robotic-assisted thoracic surgery, innovation and technology in medicine, holistic preventive health, and addressing health outcome disparities in communities of color. A graduate from Xavier University, of Louisiana, Dr. Noble received his medical and surgical training from Indiana University, Oregon Health & Science University and The Ohio State University. With deep roots and family ties to Portland, OR and the Pacific Northwest he and his wife are the proud parents of five children and two grandchildren.