Dr. Najah Saati, the first female graduate from the Faculty of Medicine at Damascus University in 1949

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Najah Saati studied at the Department of Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine at Damascus University and graduated on October 15, 1949. She went on to found a pharmacy carrying her name, which remains operational until this day, more than 60-years later. After completing her studies at Damascus University she obtained a PhD in Political Economy and took an active role in international women NGOs. In 1965 she was appointed on the Revolutionary Command Council of the Baath Party along with seven Syrian women.