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Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 14

As we have seen with other female physician pioneers, Marie Equi pushed the limits of what people saw as "acceptable" behavior, but none of this deterred today's spotlighted physician and…

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 13

Today, we are happy to introduce the first western-trained Native American physician. While there is a long and important history of Native American physicians and healers before Dr. La Flesche…

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 12

Introducing a UVA physician whom we are so happy to have been part of our team, Amy Tucker, MD Dr. Tucker has been a practicing cardiologist for over 20 years.…

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 11

This spotlight has been a long time coming: the first woman in America to earn a medical degree! Elizabeth Blackwell, MD Most notable for the fact of being the first…

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 10

Today we are pleased to introduce a UVA physician from our division of Hematology and Oncology, Christiana Brenin, MD Christiana was born in Athens, Greece and moved to Montreal, Canada…

Happy Match Day!

We are pleased to welcome our newest female interns into our Internal Medicine program: Categorical Fatima Alduraibi King Faisal Natalia Arana University of Illinois Rishitha Bollam Boston University Araba Bruce-Mensah…

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 9

Today we introduce a female physician who concentrated her efforts on epidemiology and global health... Wafaa El-Sadr MD, MPH Born in Egypt, Dr. El-Sadr is most known for her role…

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 8

Today we are meeting another trailblazing "first" for female physicians: Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, MD As an English physician, teacher, and feminist, Dr. Jex-Blake and six other women (collectively known was…

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 7

Today's spotlight is on the first Japanese woman to acquire a degree in Western medicine from a Western university Kei Okami, MD Born in Japan in 1858, Kei Okami was…

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 6

Today we have the pleasure of getting to know Mary Edwards Walker, MD who fought for women to be respected as physicians, and who served in the Civil War, and…