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Dr. Sharona Ross, MD, Chair, Women in Surgery Career SymposiumSharona B. Ross, MD, FACS
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director, Surgical Endoscopy
Director, Advanced GI & HPB Fellowship Program
Director & Founder, Florida Hospital Tampa Women in Surgery Initiative
Florida Hospital Tampa
Tampa, FL


Patricia L. Turner, MDPatricia L. Turner, MD, FACS
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Chicago School of Medicine
Director, Division of Member Services, American College of Surgeons
Chicago, IL

Robert D. Barraco, MD, FACS
Chief Academic Officer,
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Associate Dean for
Educational Affairs
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine – Lehigh Valley
Allentown, PA

Linda Barry, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Connecticut
School of Medicine
Chief Operating Officer and Assistant Director
Connecticut Institute for
Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS)
University of Connecticut
Farmington, CT

Marie Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Director of Research,
Department of Surgery
University of Florida
College of Medicine Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Lucy De La Cruz, MD
Medical Director of Oncology Research
Jupiter Medical Center
Jupiter, FL

Rita Ferrari D’Aoust, PhD, ACNP, ANP-BC, CNE
Associate Dean of
Teaching and Learning
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Meredith C. Duke, MD, MBA
Co-Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
University of North
Carolina Hospitals
Chapel Hill, NC

Abbey L. Fingeret, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
University of Nebraska
Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Christopher Fontana
Florida Medical Advisors
Tampa, FL

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, FACS
Dean, School of Medicine
Vice Chancellor for Human
Health Sciences
Professor, Vascular Surgery
UC Davis
Sacramento, CA

Vikisha Fripp, MD, FACS
Providence Plastic Surgery
Providence Hospital
Washington, DC
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
Howard University Hospital
Washington, DC

Scott F. Gallagher, MD, FACS
Founding Director,
Novant ACS Program
Novant Health Forsyth
Medical Center
Winston Salem, NC

Melanie Goldfarb, MD, MS, FACS, FACE
Director, Endocrine
Tumor Program
John Wayne Cancer Institute
Medical Director,
Cancer Survivorship
Providence Saint John’s
Health Center
Santa Monica, CA

Trip Higginbotham, CFP®, RICP, CExP
Florida Medical Advisors
Tampa, FL

Melissa Red Hoffman, MD
Trauma/Critical Care Fellow
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill,NC

Laura Johnson, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Burns/Trauma Section
Department of Surgery
Georgetown University
School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Medstar Washington
Hospital Center
Washington, DC

Jessica J. Kandel, MD, FACS
Comer Children’s Hospital
Mary Campau Ryerson
Professor of Surgery and
Chief, Pediatric Surgery
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Christine Laronga, MD. FACS
Senior Member,
Department of Women’s Oncology
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer
Center and Research Institute
Tampa, FL

Marie Catherine Lee, MD, FACS
Associate Member,
Comprehensive Breast Program
Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncologic Sciences,
University of South Florida
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL

Emily Lockridge, PA-C
Cornerstone Surgical Specialists
Wake Forest
High Point, NC

Bonnie Simpson Mason, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate Medical Education,
University of Louisville
School of Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation,
University of Texas,
Medical Branch
Founder & Executive Director,
Nth Dimensions | OPM Education
Chicago, IL

Kellie McFarlin, MD, FACS
Senior Staff,
Department of Surgery
Henry Ford Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Wayne State University
School of Medicine
Detriot, MI

Dawn Morton-Rias, EdD, PA-C
Johns Creek, GA

Jennifer S. Moyer, MEd, PCC
Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant
MBTI Master Practitioner
JSMoyer Consulting, LLC
Charleston, SC

John Nenos
Florida Medical Advisors
Tampa, FL

Leigh Neumayer, MD, FACS
Professor and Chair of the
Department of Surgery
University of Arizona
College of Medicine
Margaret and Fenton Maynard
Endowed Chair in
Breast Cancer Research
University of Arizona
Tuscan, AZ

Lynn M. O’Connor MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Hofstra North Shore-
LIJ School of Medicine
New Hyde Park, NY

Jennifer Ogilvie, MD, FACS
Associate Professor,
Department of Surgery
Director, Endocrine
Surgery Program,
Bellevue Hospital Center
NYU Division of Endocrine Surgery
New York, NY

Nancy D. Perrier, MD, FACS
Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery
Chief-Section of Surgical Endocrinology, Department of Surgical Oncology,
Division of Surgery
Associate Medical Director,
Department of Surgical Oncology, Endocrine Center
Fellowship Program Director,
Surgical Endocrinology,
Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Susan Pories, MD, FACS
AWS Past President
Associate Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Hoffman
Breast Center
Mount Auburn Hospital
Cambridge, MA

KMarie Reid, MD, MS, FACS
Hepatobiliary and
Pancreas Surgeon
MBA Candidate
Brandeis University

Chantal Reyna, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Breast
Surgical Oncology
The University of Texas,
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Alexander Rosemurgy, MD, FACS
Director, Digestive Disorders and GERD Center
Director, HPB Surgery Center
Co-Director, Advanced GI and HPB
Surgery Fellowship
Florida Hospital Tampa
Tampa, FL

Hilary A. Sanfey, MB, BCh, MHPE, FACS
First Vice–President
American College of Surgeons
Professor of Surgery &
Vice Chair for Education
SIU School of Medicine –
Department of Surgery
Springfield, IL

Christian Shalgian
Division of Advocacy and
Health Policy
American College of Surgeons
Washington, DC

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS
University Distinguished Service Assistant Professor of
Breast Cancer
Administrative Director,
Johns Hopkins Breast Center
Associate Professor in Dept of Surgery, and Dept of Gynecology,
JHU School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Sharon L. Stein, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Secretary, Association of
Women Surgeons
Program Director,
Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency
Associate Professor of Surgery
University Hospitals/
Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

C. Nicole Swiner, MD, FAAFP
Partner, Durham Family Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor,
University of North Carolina-
Chapel Hill
Owner of DocSwiner/Swiner Publishing Co.
Patricia Sylla, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at
Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Hospital
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
New York, NY

Danielle S. Walsh, MD, FACS, FAAP
Director, Surgical Quality for
James and Connie Maynor
Children’s Hospital
Associate Program Director,
General Surgery Residency
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Pediatric Surgery
East Carolina University
Brody School of Medicine
Vidant Medical Center
Greenville, NC

Lori L. Wilson, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division Chief, Surgical Oncology
Director, Surgery
Residency Program
Howard University
College of Medicine &
Howard University Hospital
Department of Surgery,
Surgical Oncology
Washington, DC

Sandra L. Wong, MD, MS, FACS, FASCO
Professor and Chair,
Department of Surgery
The Geisel School of
Medicine at Dartmouth
Senior Vice President of the
Surgical Service Line
Medical Center
Interim Vice President of the
Oncology Service Line
The Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Lebanon, NH

Heather Yeo, MD, MHS, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Assistant Professor of
Healthcare Policy and Research
Department of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY


Faculty Disclosure
The Society of Women in Surgery adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards regarding commercial support of continuing medical education. It is the policy of the Society of Women in Surgery that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity; that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved; and that speakers disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drug(s) or device(s) during their presentation. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course materials.