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#SheIsMe Spotlight

Dr. Patricia Bath

Inventor, Ophthalmologist, and Humanitarian


👀 Who She Is 👓

An American ophthalmologist and humanitarian who discovered and invented a new device and technique for cataract surgery known as laserphaco.


  • Dr. Bath was the first woman ophthalmologist to be appointed to the faculty of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine Jules Stein Eye Institute.
  • She first woman to lead a post-graduate training program in ophthalmology
  • The first woman elected to the honorary staff of the UCLA Medical Center.
  • Dr. Patricia Bath inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame
  • Dr. Bath was the first Black female physician to receive a medical patent
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