A clinician’s journey to the White House

Connie Mariano, MD, headlines leadership seminar

October 02, 2012

Connie Mariano, MD, has broken many barriers in her career. A military physician who began her career in the Navy, Dr. Mariano worked her way up from a general medical officer on a Navy destroyer to become the first military woman to serve as White House Physician. She went on to become the director of the White House Medical Unit and served as personal physician to three sitting presidents. She is also the first Filipino-American to become a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral.


Mariano wrote about her experiences in the book The White House Doctor and she will share those experiences with the UMass Medical School community on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the seminar “Leadership Lessons from a White House Physician.” She will talk about her role as an underdog who rose to the top and share how her experiences can be applied by other clinicians in day-to-day clinical practice.

This Leadership Series seminar, sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs, will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room, followed by a book signing from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Doors open for lunch at 11:45 a.m.

To RSVP, visit Office of Faculty Affairs event page. Lunch will be available to those who RSVP.