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Professor of Surgery
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, Youngstown, Ohio
Dr. Gantt is board-certified in general surgery. Her clinical and research interests are breast disease, medical education and women’s health. She has served on national committees for the American College of Surgeons and is Chair of the Clerkship Directors’ committee of the Association for Surgical Education. Dr. Gantt is the President-Elect of the very active Ohio Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. At NEOMED she is the M3 Curriculum Director, SIG Advisor and M4 Surgical Specialty Advisor.
Dr. Gantt is a Chicago native and earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed an internship and general surgery residency at University of Pittsburgh Hospitals and Clinics. As a resident, she found in AWS the personal and professional support and encouragement she needed to succeed as a surgeon. Dr. Gantt and her husband, Raymond J. Boniface, MD FACS (Orthopedic Surgery) practice in his hometown where they have also raised their two sons.
Dr. Gantt’s personal leadership and mentoring skills have been honed as she has been led and mentored by some of the amazing women surgeons preceding her on the AWS Council. The friendship and camaraderie she has found in the AWS have inspired her to be the very best friend and mentor that she can be to those that follow behind her. She will continue to advocate for women in both surgery and positions of leadership long after her clinical career ends.