ABWW Heroine of the Day: Dr. Alexa I. Canady

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Dr. Alexa Canady & her young patient.

Conservatives may think that Ben Carson is some kind of anomaly but black doctors save lives every day. Dr. Alexa Canady was the first black female neurosurgeon and works to expand the opportunities for women of color in her field for over 25 years.

Dr. Alexa Canady was born on November 7, 1950, in Lansing, Michigan. While she was in college, a summer program inspired her to pursue a medical career.  Canady specialized as a pediatric neurosurgeon and served as chief of neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital in Michigan in from 1987 to 2001.

Read more at Alexa Canady: Biography.com.

Read more at Changing the Face of Medicine| Dr. Alex Irene Canady

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