The 2021 David K. McDonogh, MD Scholarship in Ophthalmology/Otolaryngology Specialties Lecture and Awards Reception: A Virtual Event

November 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gizelle Clemens
212-483-8880 x305

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Tribute to David Kearny McDonogh, MD (1821-1893)

Served New York Eye and Ear Infirmary as a physician for 11 years.
America’s first African American Eye/ENT specialist.
Born enslaved, graduated from Lafayette College
And from Columbia University Medical School.

Tribute commissioned and donated to
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, 8/13/2020,
By Dr. Daniel and Marjorie LaRoche.

Artist: Leroy Campbell.

The David K. McDonogh, MD Scholarship in Ophthalmology/Otolaryngology Specialties is dedicated to building a diverse pipeline in ophthalmology and otolaryngology specialties. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited medical school in the United States; be from a African American / Black, Afro-Latino(a), or Native American background; be committed to academic excellence, research, leadership and service; and have an interest in a career in ophthalmology/otolaryngology specialties.

You can show your support and commitment to NMF by making a donation or purchasing a virtual ticket, an E-Journal ad, or a Sponsorship – which includes national exposure and student invitation opportunities. If you’ve already purchased Tickets or a Sponsorship, please contact Paula Mejia at or 212.483.8880 (x303) to learn about your additional benefits.



The Dr. David Kearny McDonogh Scholarship Fund

2021 New York Committee Members

Karen Allison, MD, MBA*
Ann Arthur-Andrew, MD*
Nneka O. Brooks, MD
Jacqueline Busingye, MD
Benjeil Z. Edghill, MD
Tamiesha Frempong, MD, MPH*
Chaneve Jeanniton, MD
Daniel Laroche, MD*
John Mitchell, MD*

2021 National Committee Members

Barry E. Breaux, MD*
David J. Brown, MD*
Jeremiah Brown Jr., MS, MD
Ninita Brown, MD
Joseph M. Coney, MD
Oswaldo A. Henriquez, MD
Troy Woodard, MD

2021 Academic Advisory Board

Michael Stewart, MD

*NMF Alumni


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