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Yvonne S. Thornton, M.D.
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Teaneck, New Jersey
Biography:

YVONNE S. THORNTON, M. D., M. P. H is a double Board-certified specialist in obstetrics, gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. She is the national best-selling author of the beloved family memoir, "The Ditchdigger's Daughters. Dr. Thornton received her M.D. degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and also earned an Executive Masters (M.P.H.) degree in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University. Dr. Thornton has risen to the faculty rank of full Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is married to an orthopedic surgeon, has two children and lives in New Jersey.

Selected works by this author:
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Something to Prove: A Daughter’s Journey to Fulfill a Father’s Legacy (CD Inside)
Dr. Yvonne Thornton, author of the heartwarming memoir The Ditchdigger’s Daughters (which has been translated into 19 languages and adapted as an award-winning movie), knows what it’s like to overcome steep odds. Born into a family with great ambition but few advantages, Dr. Thornton watched her parents work their entire lives to give their daughters a chance, dreaming of the day their girls would be called “doctor.” Now, in Something to Prove, Dr. Thornton brings us along her continued path as a doctor and mother, revealing the challenges of balancing a flourishing medical career with a growing family. read more
by Yvonne S. Thornton, M.D. ~ 0-7414-7232-5 ©2012
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Something to Prove: A Daughter’s Journey to Fulfill a Father’s Legacy - Audio version
SOMETHING TO PROVE picks up where her national bestselling memoir, The Ditchdigger’s Daughters left off in which Dr. Thornton tells the story of her amazing father, Donald Thornton, who cherished a mighty dream – that all of his daughters would become medical doctors; respected professionals in white coats and “scripperscraps” (stethoscopes) that would shield them from the pernicious specter of prejudice. In this sequel, Dr. Thornton chronicles her life as a wife, mother and a full-time practicing obstetrician in an academic medical center becoming the first African-American woman in the country to be double-Board Certified in obstetrics, gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. read more
by Yvonne S. Thornton, M.D. ~ 1-60031-095-8 ©2012
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Inside Information for Women
Yvonne S. Thornton, M. D., M. P. H., with four decades of experience, is one of America’s preeminent OB/GYN specialists. Her stellar medical training and peerless academic credentials have made her a formidable voice for women’s health. INSIDE INFORMATION FOR WOMEN reflects the experience of a female gynecologist who has seen thousands of patients, delivered over 5000 babies, who is an academician, and whose subspecialty is high-risk pregnancies. This book is a resource that is both authoritative and complete. Her wisdom, shared in the pages of this book, empowers every woman to become the guardian of her own well-being. read more
by Yvonne S. Thornton, M.D. ~ 0-7414-7767-X ©2012
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