Dr. Mary Susan Moore was born 1865 in Chatham County, North Carolina. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine in 1898 from Meharry Medical Department of Central Tennessee College (now Meharry Medical College). Dr. Moore was the first Black female physician to practice medicine in Texas. In 1903, she and her husband, Dr. James D. Moore, opened a forty-bed hospital, Hubbard Sanitarium, in Galveston to serve the health needs of Black people. For four years Dr. Moore and her husband fought opposition from residents and local government. In 1907, the city of Galveston repealed the ordinance prohibiting the operation of Hubbard Sanitarium. Dr. Moore and her husband maintained the hospital until about 1925. Dr. Mary Susan Moore died August 22, 1965.
Mary Susan Moore Medical Society Remembers the Life and Legacy of Dr. Edith Irby Jones
Dr. Jones was the first African American graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Medicine in 1952. She was also the first African American woman resident at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospital in Houston. In addition, she was the first female president of the National Medical Association. After a successful career in Arkansas, she established a private internal medicine and gerontology practice in inner-city Houston. She is the recipient of numerous awards and special recognitions. Dr. Jones was a trailblazer, humanitarian, educator, health care advocate and distinguished leader. Her accomplishments serve as an inspiration for established and future African American female physicians.
3PM, Sunday, January 19, 2020
The Ensemble Theatre
3535 Main St 77002
We are always looking to expand our reach!
Join an organization that will support and cultivate your professional journey. Mary Susan Moore Medical Society (MSMMS) brings together African American female physicians from various areas of practice. Benefits of MSMMS membership include:
Attract new patients through our online directory
Professional and personal support from other black female physicians