Today in Black History: October 22, 1953 “First African American Neurosurgeon”

On today in 1953, Clarence Sumner Greene Sr. became the first African American Neurosurgeon. He was certified by the American Board of Neurological. Dr. Greene was also appointed as chair of neurosurgery at Howard University, where he treated intracranial aneurysms, brain tumors, and herniated intervertebral discs.

To learn more about Clarence Sumner Greene, Sr., click here.


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