Dr. William Warrick Cardozo

Dr. William Warrick Cardozo was a physician and pediatrician who pioneered research on sickle cell anemia.

Degree(s): N/A, Doctor of Medicine

_

Undergraduate Institution: Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) (HBCU)

Graduate Institution: Ohio State University

_

Photo Credit: African American Registry

_

Dr. William Warrick Cardozo was a physician and pediatrician who pioneered research on sickle cell anemia. Specifically, he determined that the disease almost exclusively affected people of African descent; not all people with sickle cells were anemic; not all patients died of sickle cell disease; and no successful treatment was identified. A DC native, Dr. Cardozo also worked in Howard University’s College of Medicine and Freedmen’s Hospital.

_

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: