Sadi MurielBaron

A pioneering neurologist and psychiatrist, Sadi Muriel Baron managed to interweave teaching, working with with poor urban families, and running a successful private practice. Baron graduated Bryn Mawr and was first in her class at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania before becoming the first female resident at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center’s Neurological Institute in New York in the 1920s. In 1937, she decided to shift her focus from what she saw as the male-dominated world of neurosurgery to psychiatry, running a private practice from her home and serving on the faculty of Columbia-Presbyterian’s department of psychiatry. She also worked with several public health agencies to offer services to poor and low-income families in Queens. While she may be remembered more for the memoir written by her transgendered daughter, Dr. Renee Richards, Baron left a considerable legacy of her own through her work.

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Date of Birth

Bryn Mawr, PA
United States

Date of Death
Doctor, Psychiatrist, Professor

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