A 1995 YSN Distinguished Alumna Award recipient, Charlotte (Pixie) Cram Elsberry, CNM, MSN, FACNM, is a retired midwife. Practicing midwifery for almost 40 years, Charlotte was the first clinician to provide OB/GYN Midwifery care to teenagers in the first national program that allowed young expectant mothers to continue with their high school education.
Charlotte co-directed the fundraising effort to establish and endow the Varney Chair in Midwifery at YSN. For 20 years, through her faculty appointment at the School, every midwifery student received labor and delivery clinical experience at her practice in Bronx, NY. Her dedication to her field led New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to congratulate her for being one of “New York’s Treasures”.
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