Category Black Doctor

Dr. Natalia Tanner: Pioneer In The Field of Pediatrics

Pioneering pediatrician Dr. Natalia Tanner-Cain was the first board-certified pediatrician in Detroit, MI. She was also the first Black physician on staff at Children’s Hospital in Detroit. The hospital was still segregated at the time. Click the link to learn more.

Dunbar Hospital:  Detroit’s First Hospital for African-Americans

Founded in 1918, Dunbar Hospital was founded in Detroit, MI.  It was the first community hospital for African-Americans in the city.  Click the link to learn more.

Dr. Jose` Celso Barbosa:  Afro-Puerto Rican, Physician, Political Leader, & Activist

Dr. José Celso Barbosa is known as the “the father of Puerto Rican statehood”  Click the link to learn more:

Jewel Plummer Cobb: African American Cancer Researcher and Scientist 

Jewel Plumber Cobb was an African American scientist and cancer researcher who conducted groundbreaking research on the relationship between skin pigmentation and cancer. Click the link to learn more.

Just What The Doctor Ordered:  Black Men In White Coats

Dr. Dale Okorodudu launched “Black Men In White Coats” in 2013. The program encourages young black youth in the 3rd-12th grades to pursue careers in the medical field.  Click the link to learn more.

Trachette Jackson:  Black Mathematician Making An Impact In Cancer Research

African American mathematician, Dr. Trachette Jackson is being recognized nationally and internationally for her research in the use of mathematical computations in assessing the onset and growth of cancerous tumors.  Click the link to learn more. 

Dr. Alfreda Johnson Webb: First African American Woman in the U.S. To Receive A Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Alfreda Johnson Webb was the first African American woman in the U.S. to receive a doctorate of Veterinarian Medicine degree and the first African American woman licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in the United States. Click the link to learn more. 
 

Dr. Clarence S. Greene:  The First Board Certified African American Neurosurgeon in the United States

In 1953, Dr. Clarence Sumner Green became the first Board Certified African American Neurosurgeon in the United States.  Click the link to learn more.

Dr. Louis C. Roudanez:  Physician, Journalist & Activist

Dr. Louis C. Roudanez was a physician, journalist, and activist who published two newspapers that were used to speak out against slavery, civil rights, and voting rights for Black citizens in New Orleans. Click the link to learn more.

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