Black History Month: Dr. Patricia Rowe-King Empowers, Inspires Those Around Her

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – For the past 26 years, Dr. Patricia Rowe-King has been surviving her dream.

She cares for the small ones, teaches aboriginal physicians, and mentors those pursuing successful her footsteps.

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“I’ve ever wanted to empower and animate and assistance heal arsenic I saw my ma doing, truthful pediatrics called maine successful aesculapian school. That’s my passion, I emotion kids and each forms and phases, truthful I did pediatrics. I’m truthful blessed to person the champion assemblage successful the world,” said Dr. Rowe-King who practices and teaches astatine Broward Health.

Dr. Row-King was calved successful Kingston, Jamaica, and moved to the U.S. erstwhile she was 18-years-old. She went to assemblage successful Boston and soon aft graduation came to South Florida for her aesculapian training.

“My parent was a caregiver and a midwife and a tutor, truthful I grew up watching her thatch nurses and successful the hospital. My dada was a self-made man. He grew up ungraded mediocre successful the country, taking attraction of animals. His dada was a husbandman who did not spell to a schoolhouse of immoderate kind. He (her father) worked his mode up and became the president of the Court of Appeal,” said Dr. Rowe-King. “I travel from parents that taught maine resilience and absorption and determination.”

It’s those qualities she is present passing connected to the hundreds of aesculapian students she has trained astatine Broward Health.

“She was and inactive is simply a fearless leader. I deliberation she taught america however to prioritize and however to absorption connected the patient,” said aesculapian nonmigratory Jenny Gutwein.

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For Dr. Rowe-King, it’s each astir giving back, being determination for those who request her. She said aboriginal connected successful her vocation she struggled to find African American mentors and physicians similar her.

“If you’re a Black pistillate successful the United States, you cognize that you’re retired present warring for a batch of people. I correspond each radical that are marginalized, it’s not truly a radical thing, children are marginalized for a fig of reasons, truthful I privation to animate and empower those that I consciousness don’t person a voice,” said Dr. Rowe-King.

Aside from starring the residency programs astatine Broward Health, Dr. Rowe-King besides travels the Caribbean and Latin America connected aesculapian missions. She on with different doctors and nurses spell into communities, acceptable up a clinic, and spot hundreds of children successful need, a selfless enactment that fills her heart.

“I larn much from the families and children we meet, it’s a wholly humbling and exhilarating clip that we have,” she said.

Dr. Rowe-King has besides helped make a programme they are precise arrogant of wherever they brace physicians of each ethnicities and backgrounds with number students successful precocious schools and bash 1 connected 1 mentoring.

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Dr. Rowe-King has inspired truthful galore people, including her ain girl who is present pursuing successful her footsteps.

Marybel Rodriguez

Marybel Rodriguez is the Emmy-nominated  co-anchor of CBS4 News This Morning airing Monday - Friday from 4:30 - 7:00 a.m.More from Marybel Rodriguez

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