Today is National Women Physicians Day! This day celebrates the birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, who is the first woman to receive a medical degree in the US in 1849 and a trailblazer in the field of medicine. We owe a debt of gratitude not only to Dr. Blackwell but to the many women that have followed and contributed so much to medicine and to their patients. While 35% of US physicians are women, we are fortunate that Cooper employs 44% women physicians.
The Women in Medicine group has organized a list of nominations of the many accomplished women physicians who work with us. This complete list is attached below. Of course, this only represents a fraction of the wonderful and talented women we work with every day. We are all very lucky to work with these colleagues and acknowledge how much they bring to Cooper each and every day.