Patricia Bath

by: Alyssa Lizarraga

When Patricia Bath was born.

Patricia Bath was born in November 4, 1942 in Harlem, New York City. Her mom and dad are Rupert and Gladys bath. She is now 71 years old she lives in Harlem in New York City.

what was Patricia Bath famous for

She was the one to invent the eye laser and she is the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology.

What was Patricia Bath's Education

She went to high school only 2 years. Then she went to college. The college she went to was Howard University and Columbia University.

Childhood

Her dad was the first black motorman to work in New York City. When she went to college she won a medal. Then she started to work as a doctor for the eyes. She experienced sexism and racism.

AdultHood

Patricia Bath was able to help blind to help them see. Then Patricia Bath got married and then she retired from UCLA.

What did Patricia Bath say?

Patricia Bath said, "Sexism, racism, and relative poverty where the obstacles which I faced a young girl growing up in Harlem. There were no woman physicians I knew of and surgery was a male -dominated profession. No high schools existed in Harlem, a predominantly black community additionally, blacks were excluded from numerous medical schools and medical societies, and my family did not possess the funds to send me to medical school."

life lesson

I learned that she became the first African American to become an eye doctor and she work for the UCLA.

five words

  • Kind
  • Hard working
  • Smart
  • Supportive
  • Helpful

Five quick facts

  • Patricia Bath's dad, Rupert Bath, was the first black motorman to work for New York City subway system.
  • In 1975, Patricia Bath became the first African America to complete a residency in ophthalmology.
  • In 1975, Patricia Bath became the first female faculty member in the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institutes Department of Ophthalmology.
  • In 1983,Patricia Bath became the first U.S. woman to serve a chair of an ophthalmology department.
  • In 1988, Patricia Bath became the first African American female doctor to receive a patent for a medical invention.

Websites

WWW.Biography.com/people/Patricia-Bath-21038525


Inventors.about.com/OD/Bstarinentor/a/Patricia- Bath.html