Tina Poussaint and Valerie Stone

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Tina Poussaint and Valerie Stone


A photograph of Tina Young Poussaint, MD and Valerie Stone, MD, MPH, two of the first African American women to receive tenure at Harvard Medical School. Both were promoted in 2011.

Dr. Poussaint is Professor of Radiology at Boston Children's Hospital, Director of Neurooncologic Imaging, Director of the Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship, Chair of Boston Children's Hospital's Institutional Review Board, and Director of the Neuroimaging Center and Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium. She is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and has served in several professional organizations including the ASNR, RSNA and SPR. She is a Past-President of the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR). She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Stone is Chair of the Department of Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital and the Charles S. Davidson Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a nationally recognized expert in HIV/AIDS care, and her research focuses on disparities in HIV/AIDS care by race/ethnicity and gender. She is previously the director of the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program and Associate Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was also the first African American woman promoted to full professor. Dr. Stone was a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians and Chairperson of their Education Committee until 2014. She served on the Board of Directors of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts for nearly a decade, and she has been a community health educator for Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) for more than 20 years; she received their Community Hero Award in 2017. She earned her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and her Master of Public Health Degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Robert A. Lisak


Yale Medical Magazine




Robert A. Lisak, “Tina Poussaint and Valerie Stone,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed May 21, 2019, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/18283.

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