Laserphaco probe inventor Patricia Bath, MD, dies

Patricia Bath, MD, the inventor of the Laserphaco probe and the first black female doctor to patent a medical invention, died from complications from cancer May 30 at the age of 76, according to a Washington Post obituary.
A graduate of Hunter College and Howard University College of Medicine, Bath was the first female ophthalmology faculty member at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
“We are saddened to learn of the death of our former colleague, Dr. Patricia Bath,” Bartly Mondino, MD, director of the UCLA Jules Stein (Read more...)

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