Tag Archive for ‘women surgeons’

Dr. Yilma

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.

Dr. Turner (second from left) with (from left) Rachel Villanueva, MD,
secretary, NMA house of delegates; Garfield A. D. Clunie, MD, NMA
chairman of the board; and Camille A. Clare, MD, chair, CCWP

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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