Alpha Delta Pi Firsts

First Lady of Surgery

Alpha Delta Pi members are also pioneers, blazing trails in fields ranging from politics to business to science and medicine. Alumnae such as Dr. Jessie Gray, depicted here, are leaders in their careers. Known as Canada's "First Lady of Surgery," Gray was the first female resident surgeon at the Toronto General Hospital in 1940 and the first woman elected to the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 1942.