Tag Archive for ‘African-American surgeon’
Death of Dr. Isaac Burrell inspired black hospital movement
Dr. Burrell’s work in providing surgical care for African-American patients at the turn of the 20th century is described as is the evolution of the Black Hospital Movement.
Matilda Arabella Evans, MD: Resolute, resilient, resourceful
Matilda Evans, MD—the first African-American woman surgeon licensed to practice medicine in South Carolina—is the focus of this month’s column.
In memoriam: LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., MD, FACS—A life without boundaries
LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., MD, FACS—the first African American to serve as President of the ACS—died May 25 of cancer.
Race and residency training in the post-Charlottesville era
The challenges faced by surgical trainees of color are described as are recommendations for enhancing the training environment.
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.
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.
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. 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.