NCMS Life member Dr. Sarah Taylor Morrow, MD, MPH, died Friday, March 1. She was 102.

Dr. Morrow was the daughter of pioneering dentist Dr. Lois McKeown Taylor, and surgeon Dr. Frank V. Taylor. By the age of five, Morrow was determined to become a doctor.

Just before the great depression of 1929 she moved to Charlotte with her younger brother and mother to the Dilworth neighborhood where her mother practiced dentistry out of her home office. She attended Queens College where she became quite accomplished at piano before transferring to UNC-Chapel Hill where she received a bachelor’s degree in medicine.

She completed her medical training at the University of Maryland earning her MD degree at the young age of 23 in 1944. She was then one of the first women to be accepted into the Pediatric residency program at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.

Adding to her accomplishments, Morrow was the first female Secretary of NC DHHS.

Dr. Morrow joined the NCMS in 1961.

The North Carolina Medical Society extends its deepest sympathies.

Read Morrow’s full obituary here.