AWS Foundation Awards Dinner & Gala
October 23, 2023 | 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Boston, Massachusetts


The AWS Foundation Awards Dinner & Gala is our most highly-anticipated event of the year. Thank you to all gala attendees, table sponsors, and silent auction donors for your support. 

Recognizing Excellence 

The 2023 AWSF Awards Dinner & Gala recognized the outstanding contributions that surgeons, surgeons-in-training, mentors, and allies have made to the advancement of women in surgery. 


Thank You to Our Table Sponsors

Full Table Sponsors:

  • Nancy Gantt
  • Dr. Laura Johnson & Friends
  • Patricia Numann
  • Susan Pories
  • Hilary Sanfey
  • Omaida Velazquez Honorary Table
  • Weill Cornell Medical College, Fabrizio Michelassi
  • Duke Surgery, Allan Douglas Kirk
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, MaryBeth Hughes
  • Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Anne Mosenthal
  • LSU Health Department of Surgery, Dreydan Doss
  • MGH Department of Surgery & Newton Wellesley Surgery Departments, Sareh Parangi and Keith Lillemore
  • Northwestern, Leah Tatebe
  • NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island Dept. of Surgery, Collin Brathwaite
  • OHSU, Kenneth Azarow
  • USUHS/Walter Reed, AJ Copeland
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Herb Chen
  • University of California – San Fransisco, Lucy Kornblith
  • University of Florida Department of Surgery, Amalia Cochran
  • University of Massachusetts, General Surgery, Katilyn Wong
  • The University of Pittsburgh, Daniel Webb
  • UNC Surgery
  • University of Rochester Medical Center, David Charles Linehan
  • UTMB, Linda Phillips
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery, Rebecca Minter
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, John Olson

Half Table Sponsors:

  • Marion Henry
  • Celeste Hollands
  • Christine Laronga
  • Dixie Mills
  • Elizabeth Shaughnessy
  • University of Alabama Birmingham, Herb Chen
  • University of Florida Jacksonville, Marie Crandall
  • University of Utah, Cindy Matsen

Thank You to the 2023 AWSF Silent Auction Winners:

  • Marjorie Arca
  • Barbara Bass
  • Ruth Bush
  • Brook Iams
  • Crystal Johnson-Mann
  • Alexis Nichols
  • Susan Pories
  • Leah Tatebe
  • Robin Williams

Terms & Conditions

Refunds, minus a $75 administrative fee for Attending tickets and $25 administrative fee for Trainees will be issued on written cancellations received on or before September 15. Phone cancellations WILL NOT be accepted. Registrants assume full responsibility for notification to and verification of receipt by AWS. Refunds will be processed 2-3 weeks after the meeting. Refunds or credits will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival, flight/transportation cancellations, unattended events or early departure. In the rare event of a meeting cancellation, AWS is not responsible for nor will provide refunds for costs associated with travel, airfare, hotel or transportation costs incurred by the registered attendee. It is always recommended that the registrant consider purchasing independent travel insurance.