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JAMAICAN SURGEON ODETTE HARRIS BECOMES AMERICA’S FIRST AFRICAN FEMALE NEUROSURGERY PROFESSOR

JAMAICAN SURGEON ODETTE HARRIS BECOMES AMERICA’S FIRST AFRICAN FEMALE NEUROSURGERY PROFESSOR

A Jamaican surgeon, Odette Harris M.D., has made history by becoming America’s first African female professor of neurosurgery at the Stanford university school of medicine.

Stanford department of neurosurgery announced Odette’s promotion on Tuesday.

 “Congratulations to Stanford neurosurgeon, Dr. Odette Harris, on her recent promotion to Professor of Neurosurgery, making her the first African-American female Professor of #Neurosurgery in the country,” thStanford university ‏ said in a tweet.

Odette Harris had also been the only Black woman in her class at the Stanford School of Medicine in the year 1996. She now joins Lu Chen as the second female professor in the department of neurosurgery at the Stanford School of Medicine.

She is also the Director of Brain Injury, Department of Neurosurgery and the Associate Chief of Staff, Rehabilitation (TBI, Spinal Cord Injury, Blind Service, PM&R) and Polytrauma among other administrative appointments.

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