Dr. Patricia E. Kopenhaver
Dr. Patricia E. Kopenhaver was born in New York City, August 18, 1920. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University. Dr. Kopenhaver received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. After graduation, she established her practice in Greenwich and worked tirelessly to advance the progress of women in the field of podiatric medicine.
Dr. Kopenhaver was a pioneer in the field of podiatric medicine. She was the founding president of the American Association for Women Podiatrist (“AAWP”), which she charged in 1971 and became affiliated with the American Podiatrist Medical Association. Through Dr. Kopenhaver’s support to AAWP, female students received scholarships at various colleges of podiatric medicine, which included Barry University.
In 1997, she established the Patricia Ellsworth Kopenhaver, BA, MA, DPM, Endowed Scholarship to benefit female students academically qualified at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. She passed away on June 13, 2010.