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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.

AWS Awards & Opportunities

Board of Trustees

Chair: Hilary Sanfey MB, BCh, MHPE, FACS
Vice Chair: Susan Pories, MD, FACS
Treasurer: Joyce Majure, MD, FACS
Secretary: Susan Kaiser, MD, PhD, FACS

Trustees: Kate Bandt, MDMeredith C. Duke, MD, MBA, and Dixie Mills, MD, FACS.

Executive Director: Katie Keel


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