Alexa Canady: Black History in the Making

Alexa Canady: Black History in the Making

In 1984, Alexa Canady became the first African-American woman certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

By: Judy Sarasohn, HHS (Public Affairs)

As a writer within HHS, it is my job to interview and profile amazing people doing great work to improve the health and well-being of all Americans. In honor of Black History Month, I was excited to find that my latest subject was also a familiar face: Alexa Canady, a college friend and college-newspaper colleague of mine. As she later told me, when we re-connected, it never occurred to her that she would be making history.