Jamaican Dr. Patricia Ann Rowe-King Honored as March of Dimes Women of Distinction

Jamaican Doctor Patricia Ann Rowe-King Honored as March of Dimes Women of Distinction

Dr. Patricia Ann Rowe-King was an honoree at a special event celebrating the March of Dimes 25th anniversary of Women of Distinction. The event honors local female leaders whose ethical leadership, professional accomplishments, and community contributions act as an inspiration to others to make the world a better place.

The March of Dimes fights for the health of all mothers and babies through the prevention of birth defects, premature births, and infant mortality. The organization works to improve the healthcare women and children receive and pioneers research to find solutions through research, vaccines, and education. The Women of Distinction honor is bestowed upon individuals who are leaders in their field and advocates in their personal and professional life for equality for girls and women.

Rowe-King is a pediatric specialist; the Medical Director of Pediatric Services at Broward Health for EmCare; Pediatric Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program; a Broward Health, Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital physician; and Broward Health Foundation board member. She’s the past Chair of the Department of Pediatrics for Broward Health Children’s Hospital at Broward Health Medical Center.

The esteemed doctor attended the University of Miami-School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Miami/Pediatrics Department. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Boston University from which she graduated Cum Laude. She is also a past student of St. Andrew High School for Girls in Kingston, Jamaica.

Rowe-King is the Medical Mission Team Director of the non-profit organization Friends Reaching Friends. The organization conducts mission work to underserved areas in South America and the Caribbean. The physician has led mission teams to Belize and the Dominican Republic for 15 years.

The March of Dimes Women of Distinction honoree has also committed herself to the development of healthcare services in underserved rural communities. Maternity care “deserts” are present in every U.S. state and women face considerable challenges accessing care. Rowe-King is working to change that in a variety of ways.

Photo source: Broward Health Foundation

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