Today, we recognize National Women Physicians’ Day and honor the path that female doctors have paved since 1849. This day strives to bring improvements to the workplace, and highlights the achievements of women in the field of medicine beginning with Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman in America to earn a medical degree. Today marks her 201st birthday.
During her time in medical school, she was ostracized and even barred from participating in classroom instruction with her male colleagues. Through courage and determination, she persevered and graduated first in her class in 1849. She went on to practice medicine in London, Paris and eventually New York City — where she opened a medical college for women. She spent her life advocating for reform and equity. Thousands of women physicians and allies have followed in her footsteps — reshaping and advancing the practice of medicine.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has an outstanding group of female physicians who continue to impact and progress health care for children and families. The medical staff officers installed in January 2022 are all women for the first time of the hospital’s history.
Women physicians at Johns Hopkins All Children’s provide outstanding care, participate in vital research, help train the next generation of physicians, and inspire us through leadership and service.
Posted on May 31, 2023 in General News
A combination of food and environmental allergies mixed with common day care illnesses made the first few years of Erik’s life quite difficult. Specialists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s are helping his family find the answers they need so he can grow up safe and happy and keep doing the things he loves, like playing soccer.
Posted on May 30, 2023 in General News
Donna Sadural, LCSW, M.P.H., arrived in the United States with her family when she was 11 years old, and that journey later led Sadural to earn master’s degrees in social work and public health. She recently shared some thoughts on her work, her background and Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month.
Posted on May 25, 2023 in General News
Stephen Kennedy, M.D., shares about his life as a pediatric hospitalist and how his own family showed him anything is possible with a little hard work and dedication.