Phyllis Monroe, MD

Phyllis Monroe, MD is a Retired Physician, Internal Medicine. Phyllis grew up in Palos Verdes and attended Stanford and Stanford University School of Medicine. After six years at Yale, she and her husband returned to Southern California where Phyllis initially taught at Martin Luther King Hospital. In 1978 she helped found and taught in the San Pedro Hospital Family Practice Residency Training Program. After leaving the residency program, she practiced internal medicine in San Pedro for another 25 years, retiring in 2012. She is married to David Cannom, Director of Cardiology at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan. They have three grown daughters and five grandchildren. In addition to a passion for education, her other interests include tennis, piano, gardening, cooking, travel, and reading. Phyllis is honored to serve South Central Scholars and its mission aiding the education and career development of under resourced students. She and her husband have supported South Central Scholars since its inception.