Graduate on way to become next Navajo surgeon

Nazhone Yazzie, a member of the Navajo Nation, will become only the fourth Navajo surgeon in the county, The Arizona Daily Star reports.

Yazzie, a graduate University of Arizona College of Medicine, received his letter of residency yesterday. He will spent at least five more years at University Medical Center in Tucson specializing in general surgery.

Yazzie, 27, is pursuing medicine due to high rates of diabetes among Native Americans.

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Navajo physician is a rarity (The Arizona Daily Star 3/18)