Patricia Bath

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  • Patricia Bath was born in New York City.

    Patricia Bath was born in New York City.
  • Received a grant from the National Science Foundation

    Received a grant from the National Science Foundation
  • Graduated from Hunter College with a B.A.

    Graduated from Hunter College with a B.A.
  • Graduated from Howard University Medical College with M.D.

    Graduated from Howard University Medical College with M.D.
  • Bath Worked as an assistant surgeon at Sydenham Hospital, Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospital,and Metropolitan Surgical Hospital, also worked as a clinical instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at New York Medical College.

    Bath Worked as an assistant surgeon at Sydenham Hospital, Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospital,and Metropolitan Surgical Hospital, also worked as a clinical instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at New York Medical College.
  • She worked as a surgeon at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, and as an assistant professor at Charles R. Drew University.

  • She worked as a surgeon at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, became president of the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness.

  • She became the visiting chief of ophthalmology at Mercy Hospital in Nigeria and held a White House Counsel for a National and International Blindness Prevention Program.

  • She worked as chair ophthalmology residency training program and the Department of Ophthalmology of at UCLA Medical Center. She also was the professor of telecommunications at Howard Univ Hospital and St. George's University.

  • Became the first African-American to recieve patent for the Cataract Laserphaco, which vaporizes cataracts from a patient's eyes quickly and painlessly.