About Us

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 In 1907, the city of Galveston repealed the ordinance prohibiting the operation of Hubbard Sanitarium.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.

In 1991, a group of African-American female physicians formed the Association of Black Women Physicians-Houston. These ladies saw the need for an organization that would provide health education, healthcare advocacy, and a sisterhood among black female physicians. This multidisciplinary group of women physicians became a source of support and networking opportunities for its member physicians, residents and medical students who reside in the Greater Houston and Galveston area.

Today, the group continues its mission to be an example of medical excellence as well as to encourage and empower future African-American female physicians.

Early in the year of 1997, the organization’s name was changed to honor the first African-American female physician to practice in Texas: Dr. Mary Susan Moore.

Executive Board

Amya Mitchell, MD

President
Amber Robinette, M.D.

Amber Robinette, M.D.

Vice President

Tamara Callis, MD

Treasurer

Dr. Janeana White

Social Media Manager

Dr. Alicia Hopkins

Social Media Manager

Audrey Powell, MD

Program Director

Adrianne Powell, M.D.

Historian

Alauna Curry, MD

Recording Secretary

Dr. Desiree Evans

Fundraising Chair

Tyeshia Babineaux, MD

Scholarship Chair

Jonnae Atkinson, MD

Past President

Ebony Beaudoin, MD

Past President

2022 Inaugural Vibranium Members

Dr. Rhonda Cole

Dr. LaToia Marks

Dr. Esther Ohuoba

Dr. Robin Traylor

2022 Inaugural Platinum Members

Dr. Tyeshia Babineaux

Dr. Alauna Curry

Dr. Joanna Fields Gilmore

Dr. Sahadat Nurudeen

Dr. Dr. Adaeze Okeke

Dr. Amber Robinett

Medical Student Liaisons

Jalyce Taylor
University of Houston
Ruth Mizu
Baylor College of Medicine
Daisha Lewis
UT McGovern Medical School
Jasmine Jones
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)

Important Documents

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MSMMS Annual Report
2020
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MSMMS Annual Report
2021
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MSMMS Annual Report

2022

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MSMMS Bylaws

2018

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