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Dr. Lillian M. Beard

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Medical Professor
Pediatrician

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Bright Colors
Favorite Food:
Lamb Chops
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Ocean
Favorite Quote:
The Only Dream You Cannot Realize Is The Dream You've Never Had.

Birthplace

Born:
11/15/1943
Birth Location:
New York, New York

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Medical Professor
Pediatrician

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Bright Colors
Favorite Food:
Lamb Chops
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Ocean
Favorite Quote:
The Only Dream You Cannot Realize Is The Dream You've Never Had.

Birthplace

Born:
11/15/1943
Birth Location:
New York
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Biography

Pediatrician, author and civic leader Dr. Lillian McLean Beard was born Lillian McLean in Brooklyn, New York. Beard attended P.S. 67, graduated from Brooklyn’s Midwood High School in 1961 and went on to Howard University, where she was mentored by Dr. Ruth Lloyd. In 1965, Beard graduated with a B.S. from Howard University and received her M.D. from Howard University College of Medicine in 1970. Completing her pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in 1973, Beard worked as a Community Pediatrics Fellow sponsored by the Program for Learning Studies and the Comprehensive Health Care Program of the Child Health and Development Department at George Washington University. Between 1973 and 2000, Beard received eight Physician Recognition Awards from the American Medical Association.

As a practicing pediatrician in Silver Spring, Maryland, Beard works as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences and an assistant professor at Howard University College of Medicine. As a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Beard has held a number of leadership positions with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Medical Association and the American Medical Women’s Association.

Sought after by the media, Beard serves as a medical expert for ABC TV-7 and Newschannel 8, as well as a contributing editor to Good Housekeeping Magazine. She writes a monthly “Ask Dr. Beard” column. Her recently published Salt In Your Sock and Other Tried-and-True Home Remedies features medically sound holistic treatments for a variety of ailments. A member of the National Medical Association Hall of Fame, and one of the Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Doctors”, Beard lives in Maryland with her husband, Judge DeLawrence Beard. She is profiled in the 1998 Women of Courage, Volume II.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Dr. Lillian M. Beard's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about her mother and her maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard shares stories about her maternal family
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about her father, his family and how her parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard describes her mother's personality, educational background and her career as a fashion designer
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about performers in her mother's fashion shows and Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, New York, New York
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about her mother's later career
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard describes her father and his interest in politics
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard remembers her paternal grandmother
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about splitting time between Washington, D.C. and New York, New York as a child
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood in Brooklyn, New York, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard remembers that her mother allowed her to speak her mind as a child
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard describes childhood experiences with her mother
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard describes her mission to get accepted to Midwood High School in New York, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about meeting her best friend in 1957 at Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about encouraging teachers in school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard describes her activities at and graduating from Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard describes her life-long dream of becoming a physician
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about choosing to go to Howard University in Washington, D.C. and getting a scholarship
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard describes her experience at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about her exposure to leaders of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard describes her social life at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about reconnecting with her father and going to Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard explains how Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. prepared her for the medical field
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about Dr. William Montague Cobb and Dr. Ruth Lloyd at Howard University College of Medicine
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard remembers never giving up at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard explains her decision to become a pediatrician
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about her pediatric practice
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard describes how pediatric medicine has changed over time
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about the wisdom of medical folklore
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about childhood obesity in the United States
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about rage in children, violence in the U.S. and the Beltway sniper attacks of 2002
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard describes the importance of parenting and nurturing children
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about her book 'Salt in Your Sock: and Other Tried-and-True Home Remedies,' pt.1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about her book 'Salt in Your Sock: and Other Tried-and-True Home Remedies,' pt.2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard talks about child birth options and what makes the field of pediatrics unique
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard describes her hopes for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard considers what she would have done differently
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard narrates her photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Dr. Lillian M. Beard narrates her photographs, pt. 2