NATALIA MURPHY TANNER

DESTINY LITTLE

BIRTH/ DEATH

JUNE 28 1922 IN JACKSON MISSISSIPPI

COLLEGES

  • Meharry Medical College
  • Fisk University in Nashville

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Dr. Natalia Tanner was the first African American to be accepted into the residency program at the University of Chicago.
  • Dr. Natalia Tanner was the first African American fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Dr. Natalia Tanner was the first African American board certified pediatrician in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dr. Natalia Tanner was the first woman and African American to serve as president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Dr. Natalia Tanner was the first African American on the staff of Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit.
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