Dazelle Dean Simpson, MD, died Feb. 9, 2020, in Miami. She was 95.
Dr. Simpson was the first African-American pediatrician in Florida to become certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). She received her certification in General Pediatrics on Oct. 1, 1957.
A native of Miami, Dr. Simpson graduated from Fisk College in Nashville, TN, in 1945. She earned her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville in 1950. She and her husband, George Simpson, MD, (whom she met at Meharry) moved to Coconut Grove, FL, after graduation, and practiced medicine in the Miami area for more than 40 years. Dr. George Simpson was the first board-certified African-American…Read more