Interview with Christina Surawicz, January 3, 2019

Project: Women In White: Women Physicians Oral History Project

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Dr. Surawicz emigrated from Poland at the age of three with her parents. She grew up in Vermont and Lexington, Kentucky. After her sophomore year in college, she decided she wanted to become a doctor. Dr. Surawicz went on to practice medicine in Seattle, Washington and become the first woman President of the American College of Gastroenterology, among many other accomplishments. She is recognized by the National Library of Medicine. In her interview, she talks about her life growing up, high school and college years, and balancing her professional career with family life. Dr. Surawicz was one of 6 women in a class of 81 students.

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2019oh0043_wp0024

Interviewee Name

Christina Surawicz

Interviewer Name

Karen Clancy

Interview Date

2019-01-03

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Surawicz, Christina Interview by Karen Clancy. 03 Jan. 2019. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Surawicz, C. (2019, January 03). Interview by K. Clancy. Women In White: Women Physicians Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Surawicz, Christina, interview by Karen Clancy. January 03, 2019, Women In White: Women Physicians Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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