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We celebrate the achievements and contributions of African American academic surgeons by highlighting four contemporary pioneer African American academic surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and believe in continuing the journey of excellence through the education and mentoring of young African Americans pursuing medical careers.

Dr. Alexa I. Canady
Alexa I. Canady, M.D.,
pediatric neurosurgery

Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.
LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., M.D.,
surgical oncology

Dr. Claude H. Organ, Jr.
Claude H. Organ, Jr., M.D.,
general surgery

Rosalyn P. Scott, M.D., M.S.H.A.
Rosalyn P. Scott, M.D., M.S.H.A.
cardiothoracic surgery

Last reviewed: 02 July 2008
Last updated: 02 July 2008
First published: 14 November 2006
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