Fisk alumna, professor and medical director and national media medical correspondent Dr. Lisa Thornton (’87) will give the lecture “Why Fisk Matters: Lessons From a Physician’s Journey” at the University’s Global and Community Engagement Lecture Series on March 2nd at 4:00 p.m. in the Appleton Room of Jubilee Hall. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Dr. Thornton is the co-host and medical consultant of Lifetime’s weekly magazine show, “Health Corner” and has appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” as a medical correspondent and is a frequent guest host on the ABC News Now web cast, “Healthy Life”, which airs daily on ABCNews.com.
Dr. Thornton has provided over 15-years of service and dedication in the field of pediatrics. As the director of pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation for Kids Rehab, a joint program between Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and LaRabida Children’s Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Thornton and her staff specialize in the treatment of children with disabilities. As an educator, Dr. Thornton is assistant professor of orthopedics, pediatrics and rehabilitation at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine.