by Danielle Benson
Former Nyack Hospital Surgeon Martha M. MacGuffie (1924-2011) was the first woman to graduate from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. In 2003, the journal P&S named her to their list of 15 “P&S Graduates who Helped Change the World.” In addition to treating over 50,000 patients during her 50 year career, MacGuffie co-founded the Society for Hospital and Resources Exchange (SHARE) as an international nonprofit organization to promote greater treatment services for AIDS in Africa. Although Dr. MacGuffie is no longer with us, the important work she started continues.
On Mon Sept 25, SHARE holds its 6th annual Dr. Martha MacGuffie charity golf outing at Rockland Country Club.