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International HeForShe: Why Doing the Right Thing Matters

Hosted by the American College of Surgeons International Relations Committee and Women in Surgery Committee.

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During this webinar, a panel of international surgeons will share their stories on being an ally to female surgeons, why they support the HeForShe Movement, and what prompted them to support women surgeons along with the benefits, challenges, barriers, and what they’ve found unique in supporting and promoting women surgeons, plus a live Q&A. This collaborative webinar was hosted by the ACS International Relations Committee and Women in Surgery Committee.

Hiba Abdel-Aziz, MBBch, FACS

Hiba Abdel-Aziz, MBBch, FACS
Chair, Fellowship Subcommittee of the International Relations Committee; Consultant, Women in Surgery Committee; Vice Chair, Chapter Activities-International Workgroup; Senior Consultant, Department of Surgery, Hamad General Hospital


Haytham Kaafarani, MD, MPH, FACS

Haytham Kaafarani, MD, MPH, FACS
Vice Chair, Executive Committee of the International Relations Committee; Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Director, Center for Outcomes & Patient Safety in Surgery, Director, Wound Center, Massachusetts General Hospital


Hani Al-Qadhi, MD, FRCSC

Hani Al-Qadhi, MD, FRCSC
Senior Consultant Trauma Surgeon; Sultan Qaboos University Hospital Oman; Chairman of the General Surgery Residency Training Program; Oman Medical Specialty Board


Isabella Frigerio, MD, PhD, FACS

Isabella Frigerio, MD, PhD, FACS
Senior Consultant Pancreatic Surgeon; Pancreatic Surgical Unit; Pederzoli Hospital - Italy; Co-Founder of Women in Surgery Italia


Mallika Tewari, MBBS, MS (Hons & Gold Medalist), MCh (Surgical Oncology), MRCSEd

Mallika Tewari, MBBS, MS (Hons & Gold Medalist), MCh (Surgical Oncology), MRCSEd
Chief, Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary and Gastrointestinal Division; Former Head, Department of Surgical Oncology; Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology; Institute of Medical Sciences; Banaras Hindu University, India


Lilian Torregrosa Almonacid, MD, MA, FACS

Lilian Torregrosa Almonacid, MD, MA, FACS
President, Colombian Surgical Society; ACS Governor, Colombia Chapter; Chair, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Javeriana University; Professor and Head of Breast Surgery Unit - San Ignacio University Hospital, Bogotá, Colombia


William Sanchez Maldonado, MD, FACS

William Sanchez Maldonado, MD, FACS
Chair, Department of Surgery, Hospital Militar Central; Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Bogota, Colombia; President, ACS Colombia Chapter; Director, Colombian Surgical Society