Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford has had a historic spring! Just one week after celebrating her 23-year Deltaversary on April 24th, 2021, she was awarded the Grant V. Rodkey Award. This prestigious honor is awarded is given by the Massachusetts Medical Society to those who have made exceptional medical contributions both inside and outside of the classroom. She is the first woman of color to receive this honor.

A graduate of Emory University, the Medical College of Georgia, and the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Soror Stanford is a highly decorated physician and a “national and international sought-after expert in obesity medicine who bridges the intersection of medicine, public health, policy, and disparities” (Mass General).

Some of her awards include the Gold Congressional Award, the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Leadership Award, the AMA Paul Ambrose Award for national leadership among resident physicians, the AMA Inspirational Physician Award, the Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award, the Massachusetts ACP Young Leadership Award, the Harvard Medical School Amos Diversity Award, and in 2019 she was the Suffolk District Community Clinician of the Year.

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FTOS currently serves as a physician at the Mass General Brigham Hospital and is a national expert in obesity medicine. Additionally, she serves as an “assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School” (Mass Med). Students of Soror Stanford, talked about how supportive she is, and how she’s always there to congratulate, brainstorm, or provide a listening ear.

The Delta Chronicle is incredibly proud of Dr. Fatima’s superb contributions to medicine! Join us in congratulating her in the comments below!

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