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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker

About the Award

The Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award is named in honor of Mary Edwards Walker, MD (1832–1919), for her exemplary inspiration as the first female surgeon employed by the U.S. Army and the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor—the highest U.S. Armed Forces decoration for bravery. After the Civil War, Dr. Walker devoted her life to supporting women's suffrage and was a frequent lecturer on health care, temperance, and women’s rights. Most notably, Dr. Walker was unwavering in her commitment to service to her country and surgical profession, and repeatedly excelled in the face of significant adversity. Through Dr. Walker’s example of perseverance, excellence, and pioneering behavior, she paved the way for female surgeons of today.

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Recipients

2018—Yeu-Tsu Margaret Lee, MD, FACS

2017—SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS

2016—Mary E. Maniscalco-Theberge, MD, FACS


Susan Pories, MD, FACS, Chair of the Women in Surgery Committee, and Dr. Yeu-Tsu Margaret Lee, MD, FACS, 2019 Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Award recipient

Yeu-Tsu Margaret Lee, MD, FACS

2018 Award Winner Yeu-Tsu Margaret Lee, MD, FACS with Susan Pories, MD, FACS, Chair of the Women in Surgery Committee
2018 Mary Edwards Walker Award recipient Yeu-Tsu Margaret Lee, MD, FACS

Yeu-Tsu Margaret Lee, MD, FACS

2018 Award Winner Yeu-Tsu Margaret Lee, MD, FACS
SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS

SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS

2017 Award Winner SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS
Mary E. Maniscalco-Theberge, MD, FACS

Mary E. Maniscalco-Theberge, MD, FACS

2016 Award Recipient Mary E. Maniscalco-Theberge, MD, FACS