Tag Archive for ‘women surgeons’

Franklin Martin, MD, FACS, Founder of the American College of Surgeons

The first women elected to College Fellowship

The accomplishments of the five women in the inaugural class of the ACS are described.

Dr. Walker, wearing man’s top hat and coat, circa 1911 (photo by Bain News Service, Bain Collection, Washington, DC)

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker: War surgeon, suffragette, and pioneer in women’s rights

Mary Edwards Walker, MD—the first woman military and trauma surgeon and the only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor—is the focus of this month’s column.

Louisa Garrett Anderson and Flora Murray: Redefining gender roles in military medicine

This month’s cover story describes the pioneering accomplishments of two women physicians, Louisa Garrett Anderson, MD, and Flora Murray, MD, during World War I.

Surgeon leaders need to educate, elevate, and energize to create a culture of diversity: An interview with Dr. Julie Freischlag

Julie Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), is the first subject of the “Profiles of Diversity” series developed by the ACS Committee on Diversity Issues.

A path toward diversity

Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture: A path toward diversity, inclusion, and excellence

This edited version of the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture, delivered by Joan Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA, at Clinical Congress 2018, underscores the importance of diversity and inclusion to develop sustainable change in health care.

Dr. Akililu

ACS announces recipients of ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars scholarship

Five women were the recipients of the 2018 ACS and COSECSA scholarships.

Women at the helm of the ACS: Charting a course to gender equity

Women surgeons describe the factors that have led to their leadership roles within the profession and the ACS and provide advice for young surgeons considering similar career pathways.

ACS seal

Your ACS benefits: Women in Surgery Committee: Advancing opportunities for women surgeons

The goals of the ACS Women in Surgery Committee and its six subcommittees are summarized.

ACS WiSC seeks ACS Fellows to serve as new members

The ACS Women in Surgery Committee is seeking candidates to fill five vacancies beginning in October 2018.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture: The quiet pioneer who started a revolution: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

This edited version of the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture, delivered by ACS Past-President Kathryn Anderson, MD, FACS, at Clinical Congress 2017, describes the legacy of the first woman surgeon in England, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

ACS announces recipients of ACS and COSECSA Women Scholars scholarship

Nine women from Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda were recipients of the inaugural ACS and COSECSA scholarships.

Dr. Canady with a young patient (photo courtesy of Children's Hospital of Michigan)

Introduction: Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture

A brief history of the Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture and an overview of the latest Jonasson Lecturer—Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, the first African-American woman neurosurgeon in the U.S.—are provided.

Dr. Canady delivering the Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture at Clinical Congress 2016

The journey: Becoming a neurosurgeon and back again

Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, describes her career path as the first African-American woman neurosurgeon in the U.S., outlines the benefits of peer support for the success of minority physicians, and highlights the importance of retirement planning to avoid surgeon burnout.

Dr. Williams with Dr. Canady at Clinical Congress 2016

Dream to become: Dr. Canady inspires an aspiring surgeon

Estell Williams, MD, a surgical resident, describes how Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, affected her decision to pursue a career in surgery.

Rashmi Roy, MD, FACS

ACS WiSC addresses ongoing challenges for women in surgery

This article examines the ongoing challenges women in surgery face, reports the results of the WiSC medical student call for applicants, and offers insights into how to make surgery a more welcoming profession for women surgeons.

National Medical Association honors Dr. Turner with Service Award

The 2016 National Medical Association Council on Concerns of Women Physicians Service Award was given to Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director of the ACS Division of Member Services, earlier this year.

Dr. Stewart with her husband, Bill Perry, at the 2016 Jacobson Award Dinner

Amilu Stewart, MD, FACS: Silencing the skeptics

The leadership and philanthropic efforts of Amilu Stewart, MD, FACS, are the focus of this month’s column.


Coming in July in JACS, and online now: Surgical training in the United States: Is it time for a paradigm shift?

This news brief highlights a new study published in JACS on the topic of gender-based disparities in promotion criteria.

Dr. Hoyt

Looking forward – July 2015

Being a Woman Surgeon, a new book featuring the personal experiences of women surgeons of all ages, specialties, and backgrounds is highlighted in this month’s column


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