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Dr. Sonia Eden Becomes the First Black Woman to lead Detroit Medical Center's Adult Neurosurgery Department

This doctor is smashing ceilings as the first Black woman to lead the adult neurosurgery department at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). According to Click On Detroit, Dr. Sonia Eden has made history repeatedly! The Detroit native not only made history recently at DMC, but she was also the first Black woman to train in neurological surgery and complete a residency at the University of Michigan. On top of that, she was one of the first women of color to major in mechanical engineering at Yale University. Since age four, Dr. Eden has dreamt of becoming a surgeon often performing fake brain surgeries on her mother to cure her migraines. Now, Dr. Eden is making that dream come true, as she leaves the private practice in Kalamazoo, MI that she’s worked at for the past 12 years to head to DMC Harper University Hospital as the new Chief of Neurosurgery. “I’m here to show every little girl out there that you can be whatever you want to be, you just set your mind forward and work hard, and...

Feb 16, 2021