Celebrating Dr. Lori Alvord #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth
As a part of Native American Heritage Month, today we are celebrating the impressive achievements of Dr. Lori Alvord. Dr. Alvord is a renowned surgeon and author. A member of both the Dine’ and Tsinnajinne’ clans, Dr. Alvord is perhaps best known for being the first Dine’ woman to become a certified surgeon and has worked throughout her career to bridge the gap between Western Medicine and traditional Navajo healing methods.
Lori Arviso Alvord, MD, a Navajo, was raised on the reservation in Crownpoint, New Mexico. Dr. Alvord left to attend an Ivy League institution; she completed medical school and became a surgeon. Dr. Alvord returned to the reservation to provide surgical care, and develop a model of health care that was acceptable to Navajo people. Her award winning book, “The Scalpel and the Silver Bear,” an autobiography, has sold over 50,000 copies.
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