Tag Archive for ‘African-American surgeon’
Matilda Evans, MD—the first African-American woman surgeon licensed to practice medicine in South Carolina—is the focus of this month’s column.
LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., MD, FACS—the first African American to serve as President of the ACS—died May 25 of cancer.
The challenges faced by surgical trainees of color are described as are recommendations for enhancing the training environment.
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.
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.
Estell Williams, MD, a surgical resident, describes how Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, affected her decision to pursue a career in surgery.
The legacy and achievements of Asa Yancey, MD, FACS, are the focus of this month’s column.