Drs. Jeffrey Robbins and Mildred Dixon

Drs. Jeffrey Robbins and Mildred Dixon

The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS), National Park Service (NPS) and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are joining forces to honor Dr. Mildred Dixon on her 100th birthday. In 1957, Dr. Dixon became the first female to be hired as a full-time podiatrist in the Veterans Administration, as the Department of Veterans Affairs was then known. She was also the VA’s first African-American podiatrist.

Although Dr. Dixon worked primarily at the VA medical center in Tuskegee, where she is credited with establishing the facility’s first podiatry residency program, she also spent several years working part-time at VA facilities in Montgomery and Tuscaloosa. Dr. Dixon retired from the VA in 1985. “I cannot overstate the significance of Dr. Dixon’s contributions to the profession, to America’s veterans, and to the community she serves,” said Dr. Jeffrey Robbins, National Director of Podiatric Service (VACO). “She stands as an inspiration to us all for a life well-lived in service to others.”

Source: PM News, Online

Jeffery Robbins, DPM has been board certified with the ABPM since 1993.