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Virginia Chapter


  • Promote supportive environment for women in surgical programs at all career stages
  • Provide opportunities for collaboration and networking
  • Stimulate discussions about successfully accomplishing goals professionally and personally


Virginia was the first state to organize and incorporate a state chapter of AWS (2003), with the goal of developing relationships among women surgeons on the local level and providing residents and students with role models and career development opportunities.


Marybeth S. Hughes, MD, FACS

Past Presidents:

  • Jyoti Upadhyay MD
  • Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS
  • Hilary Sanfey, MD, FACS
  • Jeannie Savas, MD, FACS
  • Nancy Harthun, MD, FACS
  • Therese M. Duane, MD, FACS
  • Ana Schroen, MD, FACS
  • Rebecca Britt, MD, FACS
  • Amelia Grover, MD, FACS