Dr. Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis has been named director of health for St. Louis.
St. Louis is the second biggest city in the state of Missouri in the United States of America.
The infectious diseases specialist will assume the position in October, according to St. Louis mayor Tishaura Jones.
At 39 years, she has made history as the first black woman health director of St. Louis.
Announcing her appointment, St. Louis mayor, Jones said he was confident in Hlatshwayo given her wealth of experience in the medical field
Hlatshwayo has a medical degree with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health Degree with Case Western Reserve University.
She also completed a Sexually Transmitted Infections fellowship, non-ACGME HIV fellowship and an Infectious Diseases fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine.