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    Celebrating Black History Month in the ophthalmic community


    Eve Higginbotham, SM, MD

    Dr. Higginbotham (photo courtesy of Penn Medicine) was the first woman to head an ophthalmology department of an academic medical center in the United States. She was chair of the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Department at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

    She is currently Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Visiting Scholar for Health Equity at the AAMC. Her specialty is in glaucoma.

    She was a mentor to Mildred Olivier, MD.



    Mildred Olivier, MD

    Jolie Higazi
    Jolie is the Content Specialist for Ophthalmology Times. She can be reached at [email protected]

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