Tag Archive for ‘African-American surgeon’

Dr. Canady with a young patient (photo courtesy of Children's Hospital of Michigan)

Introduction: Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture

A brief history of the Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture and an overview of the latest Jonasson Lecturer—Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, the first African-American woman neurosurgeon in the U.S.—are provided.

Dr. Canady delivering the Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture at Clinical Congress 2016

The journey: Becoming a neurosurgeon and back again

Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, describes her career path as the first African-American woman neurosurgeon in the U.S., outlines the benefits of peer support for the success of minority physicians, and highlights the importance of retirement planning to avoid surgeon burnout.

Dr. Williams with Dr. Canady at Clinical Congress 2016

Dream to become: Dr. Canady inspires an aspiring surgeon

Estell Williams, MD, a surgical resident, describes how Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, affected her decision to pursue a career in surgery.

Dr. Yancey in an undated portrait (Asa G. Yancey papers, circa 1940-2013, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University)

Dr. Asa Yancey and the realization of his mentor’s dream

The legacy and achievements of Asa Yancey, MD, FACS, are the focus of this month’s column.

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