Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord During the June 2009 Installation of the new management team at the Navajo Lutheran Mission, ELCA Grand Canyon Synod Bishop Steve Talmage spoke about Navajo medical milestones like Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord, who in 1994 was the first Navajo woman to be board certified in surgery. Navajo & Medical Milestone: Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord: National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health: Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord - Changing the faces of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/physicians/biography_7.html http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/travelingexhibitions/pdf/ctfomtext.pdf Photo Gallery of Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/gallery/photo_7_1.html Captions for photos in collage Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord, the first Navajo woman physician to be board-certified in surgery. Photos Courtesy: Lori Arviso Alvord, M.D. Lori Arviso Alvord in High School in 1975 Lori Arviso Alvord's father and paternal grandmother at her graduation from Stanford Medical School, 1985 Lori Arviso Alvord at age 1 with her father, Robert Cupp in 1959 Lori Arviso Alvord (rear, center) with five generations of her family Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord performing surgery