Patty Robertson, MD, professor, endowed chair for Obstetric and Gynecologic Education and director of Medical Student Education was recently selected as a 2012 recipient of the Achievement Award from the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College.
The Achievement Award is presented to an alumna whose achievements and service to the larger society, through salaried or volunteer fields of endeavor, exemplify the ideals of excellence of a liberal arts education, who uses her talents with professional distinction, sustained commitment, and creativity, and who reflects the visions and pioneering spirit of Mary Lyon.
The Committee and the Board of the Association have been so impressed with Dr. Robertson's pioneering work and advocacy for women's health, especially ensuring that all women, including lesbian women, receive the health care they deserve. Dr. Robertson is the co-editor of Lesbian Health 101, A Clinician's Guide. Dr. Robertson's Lesbian Health Matters, is among the most watched programs on UCTV.
Dr. Robertson received the UCSF Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women in 2011. Read her remarks here.