While there are now a handful of women heading up surgical departments in the United States and Canada, we still have a long way to go. The women below are paving the way for others like them and their accomplishments exemplify the AWS mission to inspire, encourage, and enable women surgeons to realize their professional and personal goals. We celebrate their success!

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Please note this page is updated on a quarterly basis. If you are or know of a female Chair that is not included in this list, please email us at [email protected] 


Former Chairs


Female Program Chairs

AWS would like to celebrate all female chairs.  Please email [email protected] with us additional names so we can include them on this page.