Dr. Genie’s Kids was founded in honor of Dr. Eugenia Pierce or Genie as she preferred to be called by family and friends. Genie wanted to be a doctor from an early age. Born in 1926, her dream to become a physician was waylaid as her father did not believe the profession was not a good fit for a Woman.
After her father’s early passing, Genie was encouraged by her mother to pursue her dream to become a doctor. In 1958, Genie entered the class of 1958 at St. Louis University School of Medicine as one of 4 women. She completed her pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University, where she was named Chief Resident from 1950-1961.
Dr. Mary Mason, MD, MBA
President of Dr. Genie’s Kids Foundation
Genie shared her love for medicine with countless young people and encouraged children from all walks of life to pursue careers in medicine and other healthcare professions, including her two daughters.
Genie passed away in 2010, but her passion to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals lives on through the Dr. Genie’s Kids Foundation.
Today, her daughter Dr. Mary Mason serves as the president of the non-profit that not only honors the memory of her mother but also empowers young people from all walks of life to pursue a career in healthcare.