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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.
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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
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 LA. Virtual 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