Updated: Feb 21, 2022
Today is Scientific Sunday at Aortic Hope.
It is also Black History Month and we want to use today to share with you information about Dr. Rosalyn P. Scott.
As outlined in her biography in the National Library of Medicine:
"Rosalyn P. Sterling Scott, M.D., is the first African American woman to be trained in thoracic surgery, the first African American woman to be granted membership in the Society of University Surgeons, and the first Mary A. Fraley Cardiovascular Surgical Research Fellow at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston.
Determined to raise the aspirations of students intimidated by discrimination in surgery, she is also a former president of Women in Thoracic Surgery and a founding member of both the Association of Black Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Black Academic Surgeons."
To learn more about Dr. Scott's life and achievements, please click this link.