Tag Archive for ‘women in surgery’

SSC Women’s Committee lunch, with the UTSW Medical Center department of surgery women faculty and residents. SSC members include, from left (all MD, FACS): Seated, front row: Omaida C. Velazquez; Anne C. Mosenthal; Barbara L. Bass; Leigh A. Neumayer; Sandra L. Wong; Sharmila Dissanaike; and Nita Ahuja. Standing (all MD, FACS): Patricia L. Roberts (second from left); Dr. Killackey (back row, near center, in pink shirt); Margaret Dunn (middle row, center, in red top); Melina R. Kibbe (third from right); and Janet Tuttle-Newhall (far right).

SSC Women’s Committee hosts third annual leadership event

Highlights from the third annual leadership meeting of the Society of Surgical Chairs Women’s Committee 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.

Dr. Buyske

Dr. Jo Buyske to serve as next ABS executive director

Jo Buyske, MD, FACS, has been elected as the next executive director of the American Board of Surgery.

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Statement on Gender Salary Equity

The following Statement on Gender Salary Equity was developed by the ACS Women in Surgery Committee in partnership with the Association of Women Surgeons; it was approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2017 meeting.

Participants at the symposium (from left): Dr. Neumayer; Dr. Hawn; Mary T. Killackey, MD, FACS, professor and Robert & Viola Lobrano Chair, department of surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA; Dr. Spector; and Nita Ajuja, MD, FACS, professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

SSC Women’s Committee hosts leadership symposium

The Society of Surgical Chairs Women’s Committee hosted a leadership symposium for 40 women surgeons April 18–19, immediately preceding the annual meeting of the American Surgical Association.

Dr. Butler

Women’s role in otolaryngologic medicine

This article summarizes the contributions of several influential women otolaryngologists who have served as pioneers in the field.

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.

Surgery comes of age: The ACS and the evolution of the surgical profession

The College’s role in the evolution of surgical education and practice is summarized in this article, as is the increasingly visible role of women, minorities, and young surgeons in the ACS.

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Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag elected to National Academy of Medicine

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, FACS, Past-Chair of the ACS Board of Regents, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine—considered among the highest honors in the fields of health care and medicine.

The beginning of the movement

#ILookLikeASurgeon goes viral: How it happened

The genesis of the #ILookLikeASurgeon campaign is described as are future goals of the movement, which is aimed at promoting women and diversity in surgery.

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Dr. Beverley Ketel: Surgeon who brought transplant surgery to Peoria, IL, reflects on a fulfilling career

A profile of Beverly L. Ketel, MD, FACS, who organized one of the first transplantation donor donation programs in the Midwest, highlights her success as woman surgeon and provides a brief overview of the history of transplantation.

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

The near-death of a president, and the birth of a career: An interview with Dr. Napolitano

Lena M. Napolitano, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM—a trauma surgeon and Chair of the ACS Board of Regents—reveals what inspired her to select surgery as a career, the evolving role of women surgeons, the value of mentoring students, and more.

Dr. Anderson

Women leaders in surgery: Past, present, and future

Over the past 25 years the proportion of women entering medical school has increased dramatically, such that nearly half of today’s graduating medical students are women. Several notable women surgeons have, despite many barriers, achieved the highest levels of leadership in surgery—Olga Jonasson, MD, FACS; Kathryn Anderson, MD, FACS; and Patricia Numann, MD, FACS.

Dr. Ross

Third annual WIS international symposium approaches

Sharona Ross, MD, FACS, assistant professor of surgery, Tampa General Hospital, and founder of the University of Southern Florida Women in Surgery initiative, will chair the third annual Women in Surgery (WIS) international symposium from May 31 to June 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore, MD. Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, professor and […]

International women in surgery symposium set for spring 2012 — January

The Third Annual International Women in Surgery Career Symposium will take place May 31 through June 2, 2012, and will be hosted by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. American College of Surgeons President Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS, Lloyd S. Rogers Professor of Surgery Emeritus at the State University of New York Upstate Medical […]


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