DR. ROBERT LEE JACKSON (1894-1974)

Chief of Surgery at Provident Hospital

Robert Jackson was born in Birmingham, Alabama on Oct. 31 1894.

He attended Atlanta and Walden University and graduated in 1921 from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. Dr. Jackson came to Baltimore City in 1922 and resided at 600 N. Arlington Avenue. He begin his general practice in as a resident surgeon at Provident Hospital. He was a Trustee Officer of the St. John AME Church. He was a member of the Arch Social Club, the Colored Democratic League and the N.A.A.C.P. Dr. Jackson later moved to his new home on 2504 Overland Ave.

Dr. Jackson is credit with getting Black doctors in Maryland admitted as fellows in the American College of Surgeons. He trained many young men and women doing his 35 years service at the Provident Hospital in the varies positions serving as medical superintendent, resident surgeon, junior consultant in surgery, president of the staff, associate chief of surgical services and finally, the chief of surgical services. Dr Lee Jackson died at the age of 79 on February 1974.