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Since the country’s inception, black women have been working tirelessly to advance the cause of medicine and eradicate sickness and disease. From the first black nurse to the first black female neurosurgeon, African-American women have solidified their place in medical history and left a legacy of firm determination, selfless compassion, and academic excellence.
Dr. Alexa Canady
In 1976, at age 26, Alexa Canady became the first black female neurosurgeon in the United States when she was accepted as a resident at the University of Minnesota. In 1986, after four years at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Canady became chief of the hospital’s neurosurgery department. In 1993, she received the American Women’s Medical Association President’s Award. Canady’s research in neurosurgical techniques resulted in the invention of a programmable antisiphon shunt, which is used to treat excess fluid in the brain. She shares a U.S. patent for the device with two other neurosurgeons.
You can’t do anything without your health, which is why it’s not an expense people skimp on. When a medical issue comes up, people are taking out loans, dipping into emergency funds, and appealing to their insurance company with every breath they have. That’s why there is job security in the health care field—health care is something that sells itself. If you’re interested in a job in health care, these jobs have been experiencing increased hiring over the last 4 years and are expected to continue to do so.
“She’s The Boss” Episode 9 – Dr. Kathie-Ann Joseph, Oncological Surgeon & Assistant Professor Of Surgery
About This Episode
Dr. Kathie-Ann Joseph is raising health awareness and saving lives one patient at a time. Joseph’s life-long dream of becoming a doctor coupled with her unwavering work ethic have lead her to become one of New York City’s leading surgeons in fighting breast cancer. An alumna of Harvard and Columbia Universities, Joseph has positioned herself as an advocate for women. An Assistant Professor of Surgery at NYU, Joseph tells us how she shaped her career from childhood to present day. Find out why she’s the boss.
Find out why She’s The Boss.