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The AWS Foundation supports educational projects such as surgical research by female physicians and is dedicated to sponsoring activities that advance women's careers in surgery.


To provide opportunities for the educational and professional growth of women in surgery.


The AWS Foundation was founded in 1994 in order to fund fellowships, research awards and scholarships that advance the careers of women surgeons as well as to recognize those individuals who are supportive of the AWS mission.

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Board of Trustees

Chair: Hilary Sanfey MB, BCh, MHPE, FACS
Vice Chair: Nancy Gantt, MD
Treasurer: Christine Laronga, MD, FACS
Secretary: Susan Kaiser, MD, PhD, FACS

Trustees: Hiba Abdel Aziz, MD, FACS, Mary Brandt, MD, FACS, Annesley (AJ) Copeland, MD, FACS, Vikisha Fripp, MD, Mary Hooks, MD, FACS, Joyce Majure, MD, FACS, Dixie Mills, MD, FACS, Chantal Reyna, MD, FACS, and Michaela West, MD, PhD, FACS.

Executive Director: Michelle Goldberg

Learn about supporting the AWSF

Read about how the Association of Women Surgeons Foundation is supporting female physician led surgical research and recent educational programs that the AWSF has sponsored to advance the careers of women in surgery and donate today.

Click to download the AWS Foundation brochure