Female Pediatricians

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Priscilla Chan
(Wife of Mark Zuckerberg)
Priscilla Chan
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Birthdate: February 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Pediatrician and philanthropist Priscilla Chan, wife of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, was born to Chinese-Vietnamese refugees. She met Zuckerberg while studying at Harvard. They launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in 2015, pledging to transfer 99 percent of their shares in Facebook. Their philanthropy focuses on healthcare, science, and education.
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Joycelyn Elders
(15th Surgeon General of the United States (1993 -1994))
Joycelyn Elders
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Birthdate: August 13, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Schaal, Arkansas, United States

The second female U.S. surgeon general, Joycelyn Elders is a renowned pediatrician and one of the first Black women to reach the pinnacle of the medical field in the U.S. She has been dragged into multiple controversies, one of them being a result of her support for sex education and masturbation.

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Fe del Mundo
(Pediatrician)
Fe del Mundo
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Birthdate: November 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Intramuros
Died: August 6, 2011

Fe del Mundo was a Filipina paediatrician who achieved international recognition in 1977 when she was honored with the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service. In 1980, she was named National Scientist of the Philippines, becoming the first woman to be named so. Del Mundo is credited with founding Philippines' first pediatric hospital.

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Theresa Tam
(3rd Chief Public Health Officer of Canada)
Theresa Tam
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Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Hong Kong
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Gianna Beretta Molla
(Italian Roman Catholic Pediatrician)
Gianna Beretta Molla
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Birthdate: October 4, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Magenta, Italy
Died: April 28, 1962

Gianna Beretta Molla was a Roman Catholic pediatrician, canonized as a saint for saving her unborn child’s life at the expense of her own. Although she knew that the removal of only the fibroma would endanger her life, she refused have an abortion, thus upholding the Roman Catholic doctrine that even an unborn child has a fundamental right to life.

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Leila Denmark
(Pediatrician, Author)
Leila Denmark
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Birthdate: February 1, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portal
Died: April 1, 2012

Pediatrician Leila Denmark made headlines when she retired at age 103, after a career spanning over seven decades. She was the oldest practicing pediatrician in the world and the first woman pediatrician from Georgia. She was also the third-oldest living person in the U.S. when she died.

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Kathleen Lynn
(Politician)
Kathleen Lynn
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Birthdate: January 28, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Killala, Ireland
Died: September 14, 1955

A clergyman’s daughter, Kathleen Lynn went against her family to participate in the Easter Rising. She was also one of the first women doctors from University College Dublin and later became the chief medical officer of the Irish Citizen Army. She devoted her life to feminism and social upliftment of the poor.

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Margaret Ogola
(Novelist)
Margaret Ogola
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Birthdate: June 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Asembo, Kenya
Died: September 21, 2011
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Francoise Dolto
(Pediatrician)
Francoise Dolto
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Birthdate: November 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 25, 1988
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Jane Aceng
(Politician)
Jane Aceng
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Birthdate: May 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Uganda
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Liri Berisha
(Pediatrician)
Liri Berisha
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Birthdate: July 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania
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Agnes Binagwaho
(Rwandan Pediatrician)
Agnes Binagwaho
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Birthplace: Rwanda
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Zilda Arns
(Brazilian pediatrician)
Zilda Arns
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Birthdate: August 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Forquilhinha, Santa Catarina
Died: January 12, 2010
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Sheila Singh Paul
(Founder and Director of Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital)
Sheila Singh Paul
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Birthdate: September 12, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: January 11, 2001
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Iqbal Mahmoud Al Assad
(Physician)
Iqbal Mahmoud Al Assad
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Birthdate: February 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palestine
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Flora Brovina
(Poet)
Flora Brovina
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Birthdate: September 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Skenderaj, Kosovo
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Fatima Abdel Mahmoud
(First Female Minister of Sudan and the First Woman Who Contested the Presidency of Sudan)
Fatima Abdel Mahmoud
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Birthdate: July 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Omdurman, Sudan
Died: July 22, 2018

Sudanese politician Professor Dr. Fatima Abdel Mahmoud, leader of the Sudanese Socialist Democratic Union, served as the first female minister of Sudan and is the first woman who contested the Presidency of Sudan. She was inducted as Deputy Minister of Youth, Sports, and Social Affairs in 1973. She contested for Presidency in the 2010 and 2015 general elections in Sudan.  

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Hattie Alexander
(American Microbiologist and Pediatrician)
Hattie Alexander
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Birthdate: April 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: June 24, 1968

Hattie Alexander was an American microbiologist and pediatrician. She is remembered for her service as the head of the bacterial infections program and as the lead microbiologist at Columbia-Presbyterian. Alexander occupied numerous positions at Columbia University, where she was respected for her work. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Elizabeth Blackwell Award and the E.Mead Johnson Award.

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Nahid Toubia
(Plastic surgeon)
Nahid Toubia
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Birthdate: 1951 AD
Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan
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Martha Wollstein
(Physician)
Martha Wollstein
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Birthdate: November 21, 1868
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 30, 1939