Gloria Schrager, MD

Gloria O. Schrager, M.D.

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Trailblazing Female Doctor Tells Amazing Stories*

Educated in a one-room schoolhouse in an Adirondack village, Dr. Gloria Schrager became a doctor when a scant 4% of the medical profession was female. Dr. Schrager is a frequent speaker at book clubs and book fairs, addressing how she faced down bias, shrugged off harassment, and beat the odds to become a leader in a male profession, all while raising a family and maintaining her dignity and femininity.

Her book, The Complex Life of a Woman Doctor, was displayed at the 2010 ALA Conference in Washington, D.C. and at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany in October 2008. She also appeared on a discussion panel at the 2007 Virginia Festival of the Book.

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Past Appearances


Address "Tay Sachs Disease" WERA 5/2/76

"Helping Children with Cancer" WERA 6/6/81


CBS-TV Channel 2 "Magazine": A one-hour special program devoted to the controversy over home deliveries: appeared on a 3-member physician panel with Dr. L. Stanley James, Professor of Pediatric and Director of Perinatal Services, CPMC and Dr. R. Vande Wiele, Professor and Chairman of Obstetrics, CPMC 4/2/77

Cable TV: Channel 36: "Understanding the "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome." 4/27/82

Thirty Medical Minutes, TV Channel 31, Suburban Cable Network, "What are we doing about SIDS"; 9/23/86

"Raising Jewish Children", Channel 32, Suburban Cablevision, 12/23/91, 12/30/91, 1/6/92

Other Speaking Engagements

Community Education Series: "Kids, from Birth to Adolescence." Summit High School 3/12/73

Community Education Series: "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome" Seton Hall University, 4/14/73

"Function of a Pediatric Service in a Community Hospital", Luncheon Address, Overlook Hospital Auxiliary, 4/30/73

"The Neurologically Handicapped Child: Function of the Child Evaluation Clinic" Overlook School Council. 2/13/74

"The Need for a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit", Fortnightly Club, 2/12/74

"The Team Approach in Medical Care", Graduation Address, Overlook School of Practical Nursing, 9/9/76

"Opportunities for Women in Medicine", Future Physicians Day address, 2/18/77

"Management of the Child with Cancer", Valerie Fund Dinner, 4/2/77

"Progress in the Management of the Child with Cancer", Valerie Fund Update, 11/12/78

"Epiglottitis: An Acute Pediatric Emergency", Grand Rounds, Warren Hospital, 11/10/81

Moderator, "Human Values in Cancer", Cancer Update, Overlook Community Education Series, 11/1/78

Board of Directors, Westfield YM/YWCA 1992 - 1999

Multiple talks and book-signings at community groups after publication of memoir, "The Complex Life of a Woman Doctor", published 2006, revised 2009

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