UW Health Sciences Library

October 9, 2019

EXHIBIT: Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons

From October 14 to November 23, the Health Sciences Library will be hosting “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons,” a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine.

The role of African Americans as health care providers in the history of medicine is a story often overlooked. Yet, early black physicians not only became skilled practitioners, but also educators and trailblazers, paving the way for future physicians, surgeons, and nurses and opening doors to better health care for African American communities. This exhibit recognizes the achievements of these pioneers by examining this long tradition and highlighting contemporary surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields.