Magee, Joni (1941–)

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Magee, Joni (1941–)

American obstetrician and gynecologist. Name variations: Joni Lahr Magee. Born Joni Lahr, 1941, in Philadelphia, PA; attended New York University and University of Pennsylvania; Medical College of Pennsylvania, MD, 1968; married and div.; children: at least 3.

Influenced by personal childbirth experiences with insensitive physicians, encouraged physicians to educate themselves about the perspectives and needs of female patients; interned in pediatrics at Philadelphia's Presbyterian Hospital and served as a resident of internal medicine at Medical College of Pennsylvania; worked as a resident at Philadelphia's Jefferson Hospital (1971–76); employed full-time at Booth Maternity Center (from 1976); maintained a Merion Station (PA) practice.

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