Natalia M Tanner

Gabrielle Littles

Tanner was born in Jackson, Mississippi on June 28, 1922.

Tanner was the First black African American Pediatrician!

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Where Tanner graduated from:

Tanner Graduated from Englewood High in 1939.

Tanner studied at and graduated from Meharry's Medical College in 1946.

SAHM Oral History with Natalia Tanner, part 2

Tanner wanted people to remember her by:

"Someone who has striven to do the best I can, no matter what."

Tanner's Colleges/ Degrees!

Tanner went to Meharry's Medical college and earn her medical degree in 1946.

She got a Internship from Harlem Hospital in New York.

She also did residency at the Unversity of Chicago she was the first African American to be accepted in the program.

She finally completed her residency at Meharry's Hubbard Hospital.

Some Accolades of Tanner

  • In 1951 Tanner was the first African American fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • . She also was the first African American boarded a certified pediatrician in Detroit, Michigan.
  • In 1952 Tanner was the First African American on the staff of Children Hospital of Michigan in Detroit.