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Alma Dea Morani was American surgeon. Diplomate: American Board Surgery.


Morani, Alma Dea was born on March 21, 1907 in New York City. Daughter of Salvatore N. and Amalia (Gracci) Morani.


Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1928. Doctor of Medicine, Woman's Medical College Pennsylvania, 1931. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, 1974.

Division of Medical Sciences (honorary), Medical College Pennsylvania, 1976.


Intern St. James Hospital, Newark, 1931-1932. Resident in surgery Woman's Medical Hospital, Philadelphia, 1932-1935. Fellow plastic surgery University Washington Medical School, St. Louis, 1946-1947.

Practice medicine specializing in plastic surgery Philadelphia, 1948-1983, semi-retired, 1983-1988. Associate surgeon Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 1940-1983. Chief plastic surgery St. Mary's Hospital, 1964-1988.

Consultant Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital, 1955-1988. Professor clinical surgery Medical College Pennsylvania, 1950-1982, professor emeritus plastic surgery, since 1983. Appointed consultant to department humanities in art Medical College Pennsylvania, 1985.

Volunteer visiting professor National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, 1964. President American Women's Hospitals Service, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1967.


  • Diplomate: American Board Surgery.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to medical journals. 2 articles written on surgical work.


Donor 265 art objects to Morani Art Gallery, Medical College Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Fellow American College of Surgeons, International College Surgeons. Member American Society Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (honored 1990), Robert H. Ivy Society Plastic Surgery (honored as founder 1988), Philadelphia College Physicians, American Physicians Art Association (past president), American Medical Women's Association (regional director), Alumnae Association Women's Medical College Pennsylvania (president 1957-1958), Medical Women's International Association (president 1974-1976), British Medical Women's Federation (honorary), Philadelphia County Medical Society (treasurer, board director 1969-1970), Chinese Medical Society, Philippine Medical Woman's Association, Royal Society Medicine England (affiliate), Philadelphia Academy Surgery, Association Military Surgeons United States, Association of Women Surgeons.


Salvatore N. Morani

Amalia (Gracci) Morani