Gen. Edith Peterson-Mitchell, M.D. '69

Gen. Edith Peterson-Mitchell, M.D. '69

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Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology Physician, Educator
116th President, National Medical Association
Brigadier General, United States Air Force (Retired)
Philadelphia, PA
B.S., Biochemistry

  • Retired Brigadier General. The first woman physician to attain that rank in the history of the U.S. Air Force
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine and Medical Oncology; program leader Gastrointestinal Oncology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
  • Associate Director for Diversity Programs and Director of the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities for the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson University
  • 116th President of the National Medical Association
  • Authored and co-authored more than 100 articles, book chapters on cancer treatment, prevention and cancer control
  • 2010 National Cancer Care Physician of the Year, 2011 Practitioner of the Year Award by the Philadelphia Society of Medicine
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