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SSC Women's Committee

Pictured (all FACS) left side, front to back: Sharmila Dissanaike, MD; Melina R. Kibbie, MD; Omaida C. Velazquez, MD; Julie A. Freischlag, MD. Right side, front to back: Heidi Nelson, MD; Leigh A. Neumayer, MD; Anne C. Mosenthal, MD; Patricia L. Roberts, MD

The first meeting of the SSC Women's Group was held April 16 in Chicago, IL. 


The purpose of the Society of Surgical Chairs (SSC) Women's Committee is to advance the leadership and impact of women in academic surgery. The SSC Women's Committee is composed of women chairs of surgery in the U.S. and Canada and is committed to advancing professional development and success of women in academic surgery and enriching diversity and achieving gender equity as leaders in surgery.