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Trailblazing Women Minority Surgeons: Dr. Dorothy L. Brown: Surgeon, Legislator, and Teacher

Dr. Brown overcame many obstacles on her path to becoming the first Black woman general surgeon Fellow of the ACS.

ACS Women in Surgery Committee: Applications Now Being Accepted for Mentorship Program 

The ACS is seeking applications from women surgeons who would like to participate in the Women in Surgery Committee Mentorship Program.

Profiles of 2021 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars: Part II

The remaining five ACS and the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA) Women Scholars of 2021 are profiled.

Olga M. Jonasson Lecture: Grit in Spite of Adversity in the Pursuit of Excellence

This edited version of the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture, delivered by ACS Regent Andrea Hayes, MD, FACS, at Clinical Congress 2021, describes the role of intangible resilience (grit) in shaping her career as a pediatric surgical oncologist.

Sylvia M. Ramos Cruz, MD, MS, FACS: Surgeon, Writer, and Activist

Dr. Sylvia Ramos Cruz featured in “A Matter of Pride,” a classroom poster/biography series honoring women of achievement in math and science careers. Sponsored by the Organization for Equal Education of the Sexes, Inc. 1986.

Lori Arviso Alvord, MD: The First Navajo Nation Tribal Member to Be Board Certified in General Surgery

Dr. Alvord is an author, mentor, general surgeon, and the first member of the Navajo Nation to be board certified in general surgery.


Profiles of 2021 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars: Part I

The first five American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA) Women Scholars of 2021 are profiled.

Presidential Address: #SurgeonsSowingHope: Enhanced postoperative recovery and elevated healing

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, identified lessons learned from enhanced postoperative recovery and how this approach may be applied to challenges raised by the pandemic in her Presidential Address at Clinical Congress 2021.

Julie A. Freischlag MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, installed as President of the ACS

Julie A. Freischlag MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, was installed as the 2021-2022 ACS President, and Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, and Richard A. Lynn, MD, FACS,RPVI, were installed as First and Second Vice-President, respectively, at Virtual Clinical Congress 2021.

Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, named new ACS Executive Director

Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, began her new role as ACS Executive Director-Elect October 1, and she will formally assume the role of Executive Director on January 1, 2022.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – October 2021

Dr. Hoyt outlines the professional accomplishments and leadership experience of Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, who will assume the role of Executive Director-Elect later this month.

Trauma surgeon Dr. M. Margaret Knudson to be honored for inspiring women in surgery

Margaret “Peggy” Knudson, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA, will receive the 2021 ACS Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award at the Clinical Congress 2021 virtual Convocation.

Profiles in ACS leadership: A few questions for Beth Sutton, MD, FACS

This profile provides a look into the professional accomplishments and personal interests of Beth Sutton, MD, FACS, Immediate Past-Chair of the ACS Board of Regents.


Surgeon and reproductive scientist Patricia Kilroy Donahoe, MD, FACS, receives 2021 Jacobson Innovation Award

Dr. Donahoe received the ACS 2021 Jacobson Innovation Award in June for her outstanding work in the areas of reproductive developmental biology and oncology.

Profiles of 2020 ACS-COSECSA Woman Scholars: Part II

Profiles the 2020 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars.

ACS Regent Dr. Diana Farmer elected President-Elect of American Surgical Association

Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS, FRCS, an internationally renowned pediatric and fetal surgeon and an ACS Regent, was elected President-Elect of the American Surgical Association.

Profiles of 2020 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars: Part I

Profiles the 2020 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars.

Susan Dimock, MD, pioneering American physician

HIGHLIGHTS Outlines the academic and professional accomplishments of Dr. Dimock, one of the first U.S. women surgeons Identifies key mentors who influenced and inspired Dr. Dimock Describes the enduring significance of a neck tumor operation performed by Dr. Dimock in 1873 Editor’s note: This study originated in research conducted by Susan Wilson for her work-in-progress, […]

Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture: Never let a good crisis go to waste: Continuous professional development and COVID-19

Editor’s note: The following is an edited version of the Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture that Dr. Greenberg delivered at the virtual Clinical Congress 2020. The presentation has been modified to conform with Bulletin style and space limitations. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Women in […]

AWS Foundation honors 2020 award recipients

The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) Foundation honored several surgeons and trainees who are supportive of the AWS mission to inspire, encourage, and enable women surgeons to meet their professional and personal goals at its Virtual Awards Ceremony December 6, 2020. Nina Starr Braunwald Award The 2020 Nina Starr Braunwald Award, which recognizes a lifetime […]


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