Women's History Month
Women's History Month: Dr. Patricia Bath, the First Black Female Dr. to Receive a Medical Patent [VIDEO]
Photo Credit: Jemal Countess/Stringer/Getty Images - Dr. Patricia Bath of Laserphaco attends the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards
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Harlem, New York native, Patricia Bath is the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology, in addition to becoming the first female, African-American Dr. to receive a medical patent. Making strides and breaking down ceilings, Bath holds 4 patents in the U.S. including one for her Laserphaco Probe, a medical device used for cataract treatment, and is the first black female to work as a surgeon at the UCLA Medical Center. Source: LadiSav
Watch the video below and find out more about this Phenomenal Woman.