Welcome to the Association of Women Surgeons - Metropolitan Washington DC Chapter

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reach us at dcwomensurgeons@gmail.com!

Mission Statement

The purpose of this organization shall be to 
  • Promote professional growth and development of women surgeons
  • To enhance and facilitate interaction among women surgeons throughout the region
  • To foster an environment supportive of personal values and individual diversity among women surgeons
  • To advance the highest standards of competence and ethical behavior among women surgeons

Current Councilors

Luz Rodriguez, MD

President-Elect (Vice President) 
Kate Khalifeh, MD
Sharon Bachman, MD

Michele Gage, MD

Immediate Past-President
Anjali Kumar, MD

Advisors to the Council:
AJ Copeland, MD
Norma Smalls, MD

Recent DC AWS Events:

2019 Winter Social in February: "Personal Best"
Image may contain: 13 people, including Mary Maniscalco-Theberge and Michele Gage, people smiling, indoor

2018 Autumn Social and Networking Event
Image may contain: 13 people, including Michele Gage, Iljana Gaffar, Mary Teresa, Mary Maniscalco-Theberge and Priscilla Cha, people smiling, people sitting and indoor

Surgeons as Artists Exhibit: Fall 2018
Image may contain: 3 people, including Mary Maniscalco-Theberge, people smiling, people standing and indoor

2018 February Networking Event and Social
Image may contain: 21 people, including Caitlin Foster Tallant, Mary Maniscalco-Theberge, Carolina Solis, Mary Teresa, Jennifer Diesselhorst Wellington and Lauren Nosanov, people smiling, people standing and indoor

2017 Cookie Exchange and Networking Event

Jan 29th, 2017 - Another successful networking event took place at the home of Dr. AJ Copeland.  Many women from different institutions and type of practice, and at different levels in their careers - from MS2 to Professor of Surgery - joined together for fellowship and good conversation.

2015 Cookie Exchange and Networking Event

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