Dr. Antonia Novello
Dr. Antonia Coello Novello was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a B.S. and an M.D. She completed her residency/internship in pediatrics at University of Michigan, and a fellowship in pediatric nephrology at the University of Michigan and Georgetown University. Also, she received a Master’s and a Doctor of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.
On 1990, Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn as the 14th Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service,and became the first woman and the first Hispanic ever to hold this position.