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Dr. Hollis Underwood

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Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Internal Medicine Physician

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Chartreuse
Favorite Food:
Salad
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Paris, France
Favorite Quote:
If You Can't Be Who You Need To Be, By Remaining Who You Are.

Birthplace

Born:
10/29/1957
Birth Location:
Chicago, Illinois

Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Internal Medicine Physician

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Chartreuse
Favorite Food:
Salad
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Paris, France
Favorite Quote:
If You Can't Be Who You Need To Be, By Remaining Who You Are.

Birthplace

Born:
10/29/1957
Birth Location:
Chicago
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Biography

Internal medicine physician Dr. Hollis Jonetta Crowe Underwood was born on October 29, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois to Robert Arthur and Janetta Martha Crowe. Underwood graduated from Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan in 1975. She attended the University of Maryland as a zoology major. Underwood then completed her M.D. degree at Howard University School of Medicine and did her post graduate residency training at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota.

In 1987, Underwood worked in the National Health Service Corps at Frederiksted Health Center in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. While there, Underwood co-chaired the 1989 Peer Review Committee at the Virgin Islands Medical Institute in Christiansted, Virgin Islands. Underwood then began working as the Medical Director and Acting Project Director for Frederiksted Health Center and as the District Health Officer at the Charles Harwood Memorial Hospital in Christiansted until 1990.

In 1990, Underwood was hired as the Lead Internist and Director of Hypertension & Lipid Clinic at the Ohio Permanente Medical Group in Parma, Ohio, before working as an intermediate Lipid Specialist for the American Heart Association at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1994, Underwood became a consultant for the Department of Community Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she worked until 2000.

In 1997, Underwood acted as a consultant on a sixteen member multi-disciplinary medical team that traveled to Dakar, Senegal to provide cardiovascular medical care for the community. The venture, Project MEDHELP, led by Albert F. Olivier, consisted of cardiothoracic and general surgeons, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, internists, public health experts, dermatologists and gynecologists.

In February 2000, Underwood became President of Sonoran Health Specialists, Inc., working alongside her husband Dr. Paul L. Underwood, Jr., in Scottsdale, Arizona. Underwood served on several boards and organizations including the Center for Women’s Health, Vibetree Foundation and Planned Parenthood. She is also active in several organizations including the Links, Inc., the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Dr. Hollis Jonetta Crowe Underwood resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her family.

Dr. Hollis Jonetta Crowe Underwood was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on July 14, 2007.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Dr. Hollis Underwood lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes her mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes her father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes her maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes her paternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Dr. Hollis Underwood recalls living in Gary, Indiana and Detroit, Michigan
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Dr. Hollis Underwood lists her siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes her neighbors in Gary, Indiana
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes the sights, sounds, and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes the socioeconomic climate of Gary, Indiana
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes Ernie Pyle Elementary School in Gary, Indiana
  • Tape: 1 Story: 15 - Dr. Hollis Underwood recalls living on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes her community in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Dr. Hollis Underwood remembers her father's death
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Dr. Hollis Underwood recalls moving to Detroit, Michigan
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes her early aspirations to become a doctor
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes her peers at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Dr. Hollis Underwood remembers applying to college
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Dr. Hollis Underwood remembers the University of Maryland in College Park
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes her professors at the University of Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes her extracurricular activities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Dr. Hollis Underwood recalls the summer program at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Dr. Hollis Underwood remembers Howard University College of Medicine
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes her mentor, Dr. John Townsend
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Dr. Hollis Underwood remembers treating her first patient
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Dr. Hollis Underwood remembers her experiences at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Dr. Hollis Underwood remembers dating her husband, Dr. Paul Underwood
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Dr. Hollis Underwood describes her fellowship at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Dr. Hollis Underwood recalls working at the Frederiksted Health Clinic in St. Croix
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Dr. Hollis Underwood remembers becoming a mother
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Dr. Hollis Underwood reflects upon her humanitarian medical work
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Dr. Hollis Underwood remembers moving to Cleveland, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Dr. Hollis Underwood talks about her community activism