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Book Reviews

Book Reviews

[Book Review] Loewe, Ron.  JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Jan 19, 2000, Vol.283(3), p.405 [Peer Reviewed Journal]  

About the Author

About the Author

Changing the Face of Medicine | Lori Arviso Alvord   Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord bridges two worlds of medicine—traditional Navajo healing and conventional Western medicine—to treat the whole patient.

Lori Arviso Alvord - Photos

Lori Arviso Alvord - Wikipedia Lori Arviso Alvord (born 1958) is a surgeon and author. She is perhaps best known for being the first Diné woman to ever become board certified in surgery.

Lori Arviso Alvord, first Navajo woman surgeon, to open Dartmouth's Academic Year  Dartmouth News.  Sep 16, 1999

First Navajo woman doctor recounts struggles in college  Navajo Times.  Oct 31, 2011  

Associate Dean Lori Arviso Alvord, MD, Sees Priorities for Medical Admissions and Student Affairs  University of Arizona Health Sciences.  Dec 1, 2012   

Author Presentations/Videos


The Healing Properties of Navajo Ceremonies [The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community] (Oct. 22, 2015)  |  Video  |  Poster  |  ASU News story

Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord Keynote Address  (May 25, 2013) | University of Utah School of Medicine, 2013. 

Journal Articles by Lori Arviso Alvord, M.D.

Journal Articles by Lori Arviso Alvord, M.D.

Cancer Journey for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Pacific Northwest
.  Haozous EA, Doorenbos A, Alvord LA, Flum DR, Morris AM.  Oncol Nurs Forum. 2016 Sep 1;43(5):625-35. doi: 10.1188/16.ONF.625-635.  PMID: 27541555

Shared decision-making for cancer care among racial and ethnic minorities: a systematic review.  Mead EL, Doorenbos AZ, Javid SH, Haozous EA, Alvord LA, Flum DR, Morris AM.  Am J Public Health. 2013 Dec;103(12):e15-29. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301631. Epub 2013 Oct 17. Review.  PMID: 24134353

Medical school accommodations for religious and cultural practices.  Alvord LAVirtual Mentor. 2013 Mar 1;15(3):198-201. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2013.15.3.ecas3-1303. PMID: 23472807

Surgical outcomes in American Indian veterans: a closer look.  Alvord LA, Henderson WG, Benton K, Buchwald D.  J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Jun;208(6):1085-92.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2009.02.058.  PMID: 19476896

Surgical morbidity and mortality among American Indian and Alaska Native veterans: a comparative analysis.  Alvord LA, Rhoades D, Henderson WG, Goldberg JH, Hur K, Khuri SF, Buchwald D.  J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Jun;200(6):837-44.  PMID: 15922193

Navajo surgeon combines approaches. Interview by Judy Cassidy. Alvord LA. Health Prog. 1999 Jan-Feb;80(1):42-3, 48. PMID: 10345108

Routine intraoperative laparoscopic cholangiography.  Stuart SA, Simpson TI, Alvord LA, Williams MD.  Am J Surg. 1998 Dec;176(6):632-7. PMID:  9926804

Books Referenced in the Bibliography of The Scalpel and The Silver Bear