Dr. Ala Stanford
Major and Degree: Biology, B.S.
Graduation Year: 1991
Current Position: Board-certified pediatric and adult general surgeon; Founder, Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium, Stanford Pediatric Surgery, R.E.A.L. Concierge Medicine; Founder and Director, It Takes Philly, Inc.
Dr. Ala Stanford earned two degrees from Penn State—a bachelor of science degree from the Eberly College of Science and a doctor of medicine degree from the College of Medicine—and went on to become the first African American female pediatric surgeon trained entirely in the United States, where Black women comprise a mere 0.69 percent of all surgeons nationwide.