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  • Dr. Theodore Yarboro Sr.



    • B.S., M.S., North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C.
    • M.D., Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn.
    • M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health


    • Family practice (solo), Sharon, 1965-present
    • Medical director, South West Habilitation Center, Mayview State Hospital, 1993-95
    • Consultant, Shenango Valley Urban League Sickle Cell Program, 1973-present
    • Professional adviser, Pennsylvania Blue Shield, 1989-present
    • Instructor, Shenango Campus of Pennsylvania State University, 1979-1993
    • Medical director, Shenango Valley Urban League Community Medical Educational and Screening Center, 1973-1984
    • Physician adviser, Keystone Peer Review Organization, 1986-93
    • DRG physician coordinator, Sharon Regional Health System, 1984-1989
    • Jail physician, Mercer County, 1978-81
    • School physician, Sharon Area School District, 1965-69
    • Analytical and organic chemist, U.S. Bureau of Mines, Morgantown, W.Va., 1956-59


    • American Academy of Family Physicians, 1965-present; president 1988-90
    • National Medical Association, 1965-present; chairman, family practice section 1985-87; president, Keystone Medical Society, 1977-79 and 1989-92
    • American Medical Association, 1965-present; chairman, manpower committee, 1980-81
    • Mercer County Medical Society, president 1976-77


    • Mercer County Branch, NAACP; Board of Directors, 1965-75; Golden Heritage Life Member
    • Mercer County Community Action Agency, one of the original incorporators; board of directors, 1966-70
    • Shenango Valley Urban League, founder; board of directors, 1968-78; President, 1968-72
    • Shenango Valley United Fund, board of directors, 1969-70
    • Doctor Maceo Patterson Future Physician Society, founder, 1969-90
    • Sunday medical columnist, The Herald, 1990-93
    • Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Heart Association, chairman, 1972; board of directors, 1965-68; Midwestern Pa. Chapter of the AHA, president 1969-1970 and 1975-76; board of directors, 1972-79
    • Frontiers International, 1970-present; twice president of local chapter
    • Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce, board of directors, 1974-76
    • National Urban League, board of directors, 1973-78
    • Mercer County Health Advisory Board, Health Service Agency of Northwest Pa.
    • Home Health Agency Medical Advisory Committee, Sharon General Hospital, 1972-1976
    • Preceptor, Student National Medical Association, 1975.


    • Certificate for Outstanding Service to Mercer County Community Action Agency, 1967
    • Distinguished Service Award, Midwestern Pa. Chapter, American Heart Association, 1970
    • Citation, Pa. Department of Health, for leadership role in a community tuberculosis screening program, 1971
    • Distinguished Service Award, Shenango Valley Urban League, 1972
    • Man of the Year, Shenango Valley Jaycees, 1972-73
    • Community Service Award, Mercer County Branch NAACP, 1976
    • Resolution from Mercer County Prison Board for outstanding service, 1981
    • Selected to Who's Who Among Black Americans, 1980
    • Family Practitioner of the Year, National Medical Association, 1980
    • Ruth Standish Baldwin-Eugene Kinkle Jones Volunteer Service Award, National Urban League, 1985
    • Commendable Service Award,
      family practice section, NMA, 1987
    • External Service Award, Frontiers International, 1990
    • Constituent Society Leadership Award, Region II, NMA, 1990
    • Meritorious Service Award, family practice section, NMA, 1991
    • Distinguished Service Award, NMA
    • Special Recognition Award, family practice section, NMA, 1996
    • Distinguished Service Award, Sixth District of Frontiers International, 1997


    • Married Deanna M. Rose in December 1960
    • The couple have three children: Theodore Jr., Deanna and Theresa
    • Dr. and Mrs. Yarboro reside in Hermitage

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