by: Alyssa Lizarraga
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.
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.
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."
I learned that she became the first African American to become an eye doctor and she work for the UCLA.
- Hard working
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.