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photographer , Orthopedic surgeon

Isabel Bittinger, American orthopedic surgeon, retired, photographer. Diplomate American Board Orthopedic Surgery. Fellow Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, 1941-1942; 2d woman orthopaedic surgeon in the United States. Member American Medical Association, American Academy Orthopedics, County Medical Association.

Background

Bittinger, Isabel was born on April 3, 1909 in New York City. Daughter of Charles and Edith (Gay) Bittinger.

Education

AB, Radcliffe College, 1931. Master of Arts, George Washington University, 1932. Doctor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1936.

Career

Intern, City Hospital Baltimore, 1936-1937;intern, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1937-1938;extern in pathology, New York Hospital, New York City, 1938-1939;resident, Bellevue Hospital, New York City, 1939-1941;resident in orthopedic surgery, Bellview Hospital, New York City, 1942;orthopedic surgeon, New York City, 1942-1948;orthopedic surgeon, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1948-1994;retired, 1994. Chief of staff Katie B. Reynolds Hospital, Winston-Salem, 1965-1967.

Achievements

  • Diplomate American Board Orthopedic Surgery.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibited photography in one-person shows at Witherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1975, East Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, 1980, World Trade Center, Baltimore, 1988, American Physicians Art Association, 1977-1980.

Membership

Member American Medical Association, American Academy Orthopedics, County Medical Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, needlepoint, knitting, welfare reform.

Connections

Married Donald Nelson Ball, March 30, 1942 (divorced 1954). Children: Patricia Ball Vreeland, Jean Ball Millen, Penny Ball Gourse, Eleanor Ball Friend.

father:
Charles Bittinger

mother:
Edith (Gay) Bittinger

spouse:
Donald Nelson Ball

child:
Patricia Ball Vreeland Bittinger

child:
Jean Ball Millen Bittinger

child:
Penny Ball Gourse Bittinger

child:
Eleanor Ball Friend Bittinger