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Dr. Pamela W. Coleman, Class of '81, has been recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional of the Year in the medical field. Dr. Coleman is Interim Chief of and an Associate Professor of Urology at Howard University Hospital (HUH) in Washington, D.C. She earned her Bachelors of Science in chemistry, with a minor in math, from Georgetown University and then completed her medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine in 1981. She completed her post-doctoral training, including her general surgery internship and urology residency, at Montefiore Medical Center in New York before returning to Washington, D.C. She has been in practice for more than 30 years, since 1986, and has worked in her current role at HUH for the past seven years.

"Over the course of its 145-year history of providing the finest primary, secondary and tertiary health care services, Howard University Hospital, a level one trauma center, has become one of the most comprehensive healthcare facilities in the Washington, D.C.. metropolitan area," the hospital's website states.

Dr. Coleman is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Female Pelvic Medicine & Re-constructive Surgery. She is a member of the International Association of Healthcare Professionals (Leading Physicians of the World), the National Medical Association, the American Urogynecologic Society, and the Society of Women in Urology. She is also licensed to practice medicine in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and New York.

In addition to patient care, Dr. Coleman provides urologic instruction to numerous medical students as the Urology Clerkship Director at Howard University College of Medicine. She also trains resident physicians in the Departments of Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Family Medicine at Howard University Hospital, and residents in Family Medicine at Georgetown University and Providence Hospital.

Dr. Coleman is also an avid researcher. She has published research articles in multiple peer-reviewed journals, and has contributed abstracts and presentations at a number of professional association meetings. Her research interests include renal cell carcinoma, renal malakoplakia, vulvar angiomyofibroblastoma, as well as health disparities in prostate cancer.

When not working, teaching, or conducting research, Dr. Coleman volunteers her time to the Men Take Ten Prostate Cancer Education Program and walks for various causes including breast cancer and children's cancers. She also enjoys exercising and participating in triathlons. She recently completed her 12th Ironman and is now qualified for Ironman in Kona, Hawaii this Fall of 2017.

"I attribute my success to my mother, who was a pioneer in the field," Dr. Coleman said.
Dr. Coleman dedicates this recognition to her mother, A. Marie Coleman, who worked hard in her career at NASA. Also to her twin sister, Tamara, her brother, Carlton, and her father, Warren. Coleman notes that she would also like to thank, "my heavenly Father for this monumental opportunity and recognition."

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