Johns Hopkins Introduces First Black Neurosurgeon Resident: Nancy Abu-Bonsrah. Bonsrah has made history as the first Black woman to become a neurosurgery resident at Baltimore’s prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital. Hailing from Ghana, Bonsrah came to the United States at 15 years old and attended high school in Columbia, Maryland before studying biochemistry at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and went on to finish her medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. #match2017#johnhopkins#blacksurgeons
Congrats to my dear sister in law @btwin13 on her graduation from residency yesterday June 9, 2017. The ONLY 3 awards in the Orthopedic Surgery department, were all bagged by Onyi. She received as follows: 1. Award for the Administrative Chief Resident 2016 to 2017. 2.Award for the Highest score in the Orthopedic In-Training Examination for 2016. 3.The Edward Scissorhand as the Best Surgical Skill. Talk about beauty and brains 😙😗 #blackexcellence#BlackSurgeons#HowardMade#NwankwoClan#SuperProud
Congratulations to my dear friend Lattisha Numbers 2017 graduate of University of Florida fellowship program of orthopedics upper extremity specialty! So honored to be here with you. Proud of you girl!!!!! #blacksurgeons#uf
August 4 1931 Daniel Hale Williams passed away, due to a stroke in Idlewild, MI. His life achievements was; being the first African American general surgeon to perform a pericardium surgery to repair a wound in the United States of America, and finding Provident Hospital which is the first non-segregated hospital in Chicago, Illinois.✊🏽
St. Joseph's University has an ongoing Body Adventure Camp this week and I had the honor of being invited to talk with a group of elementary students on their "Meet A Doctor" day! They were inquisitive and high-spirited and we had a great discussion about the different types of doctors and what they all do. We wrapped up with some exercises on the skeletal system and ended with making fake casts and a mummy race. The best part were the kids who came up to me and told me that they wanted to be doctors when they grew up! I knew I wanted to be a surgeon at the tender age of 6 but I had no one who looked like me to set forth as an example. As I told many of the kids today, I hope they keep in mind that they can achieve the goals they want and they shouldn't let anyone dissuade them from pursuing their dreams, whatever they may be. I'm so thankful to have been part of a fun, crazy, energetic morning and to be in a residency that values such community engagement. #Phillygram#whyilovePhilly#mentorship#blackkidsrock
Had an exhausting but amazing day at work today. I spent the entire day in the OR with three open and two laparascopic cases. My entire body aches but it's definitely the best kind of pain (the productive sort). Still, it's nice to be home and let down my hair, literally and figuratively...
Vivien Theodore Thomas (August 29, 1910 – November 26, 1985) was an African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome (now known as cyanotic heart disease) in the 1940s. He was the assistant to surgeon Alfred Blalock in Blalock's experimental animal laboratory at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and later at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He served as supervisor of the surgical laboratories at Johns Hopkins for 35 years. In 1976 Hopkins awarded him an honorary doctorate and named him an instructor of surgery for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Without any education past high school, Thomas rose above poverty and racism to become a cardiac surgery pioneer and a teacher of operative techniques to many of the country's most prominent surgeons.. . . #blackhistory#africanhistory#worldchangers#blackblogger#vivienthomas#blackexcellence#blackpower#blacksurgeons#panafricanblogger