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Item 753: 00753_Smith, Latisha_African American Physicians

 Item — Box: 13

Interviewer(s): Lauran-Kerr Heraly

Project: University of Houston

Dr. Latisha Smith was born in Detroit, MI, attended Michigan State for undergrad then Hahnemann University in Philadelphia for medical school. She returned to Michigan for her residency and training where she specialized in internal medicine. Dr. Smith discusses her influences in going into the medical field. She focused her early career on public health service, moving to different communities in need throughout the United States. She moved to Houston in 1997, where she was hired by the University of Texas Medical School as an assistant professor and working with patients in the hyperbaric chamber. Dr. Smith also talks about her experiences as an African American physician, obstacles that she had to overcome, and positive changes for African Americans in the field of medicine.


  • 1996-2017

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Oral history interviews are only available for use when the University of Houston Libraries is in possession of a release form signed by both interviewee and interviewer allowing for such access.


From the Collection: 25.0 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA