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SSC Women's Committee

Mission

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.

Photo from Women's Committee Breakfast, April 2016. Pictured left side, front to back: Sharmila Dissanaike, MD, FACS; Melina R. Kibbie, MD, FACS; Omaida C. Velazquez, MD, FACS; Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS. Right side, front to back: Patricia L. Roberts, MD, FACS; Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, FACS; Anne C. Mosenthal, MD, FACS; Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS

2018 Leadership Event

On Wednesday April 18, 2018, the SSC Women's Committee held a day-long leadership event, "Managing Up, Down and Sideways," supported by WLI ETHICON, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ.

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2017 Leadership Event

On Wednesday April 19, 2017, at the Union League of Philadelphia the SSC Women's Committee held a day-long leadership symposium—supported by WLI ETHICON and the ACS Foundation—for 40 women surgeons.

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Pictured left to right: Sharmila Dissanaike, MBBS, FACS; Katherine Kelley, MD; and Lillian S. Kao, MD, FACS
(L to R): Sharmila Dissanaike, MBBS, FACS; Katherine Kelley, MD; and Lillian S. Kao, MD, FACS
Pictured left to right: Kate Masschelein, ETHICON, and Anne C. Mosenthal, MD, FACS, SSC Women's Committee Chair
(Pictured left to right) Kate Masschelein, ETHICON, and Anne C. Mosenthal, MD, FACS, SSC Women's Committee Chair
Pictured left to right: Mary McCarthy, MD, FACS; Julie Freischlag, MD, FACS; and Janet Tuttle-Newhall, MD, FACS
(Pictured left to right) Mary McCarthy, MD, FACS; Julie Freischlag, MD, FACS; and Janet Tuttle-Newhall, MD, FACS
Front row L to R:  Omaida C. Velazquez, MD, FACS; Nita Ahuja, MD, FACS; Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, FACS; Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS; Patricia L. Roberts, MD, FACS; and Sandra L. Wong, MD, FACS. Standing, back row L to R: Sharmilia Dissanaike, MD, FACS; Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, FACS; Mary T. Killackey, MD, FACS; Janet Tuttle-Newhall, MD, FACS; Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS; and  Anne C. Mosenthal, MD, FACS
Front row L to R: Omaida C. Velazquez, MD, FACS; Nita Ahuja, MD, FACS; Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, FACS; Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS; Patricia L. Roberts, MD, FACS; and Sandra L. Wong, MD, FACS. Standing, back row L to R: Sharmilia Dissanaike, MD, FACS; Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, FACS; Mary T. Killackey, MD, FACS; Janet Tuttle-Newhall, MD, FACS; Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS; and Anne C. Mosenthal, MD, FACS
Stephanie A. Savage, MD, FACS, and Kristan L. Staudenmayer, MD, FACS
Stephanie A. Savage, MD, FACS, and Kristan L. Staudenmayer, MD, FACS
Amalia L. Cochran, MD, FACS, and Celeste M. Hollands, MD, FACS
Amalia L. Cochran, MD, FACS, and Celeste M. Hollands, MD, FACS
(L to R): Melanie, S. Morris, MD, FACS; Mary T. Killackey, MD, FACS; Sandra Humbles; and Aurora D. Pryor, MD, FACS
(L to R): Melanie, S. Morris, MD, FACS; Mary T. Killackey, MD, FACS; Sandra Humbles; and Aurora D. Pryor, MD, FACS
(L to R): Susan Rowell, MD, FACS; Tracey Dechert, MD, FACS; Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS; Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, FACS; and Christine E. Dauphine
(L to R): Susan Rowell, MD, FACS; Tracey Dechert, MD, FACS; Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS; Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, FACS; and Christine E. Dauphine