Women in Surgery Committee

Dr. Nancy Baxter

  • Dr. Paola Fata
  • Dr. Carolyn Nessim
  • Dr. Stephanie Lim
  • Dr. William Fitzgerald
  • Dr. Adrienne Melck
  • Dr. Kristina Lemon
  • Dr. Jessica Maxwell
  • Dr. Anise Barton
  • Dr. Alysha Rachel Keehn
  • Dr. Michelle Sutter
  • Dr. Jo-Anne Attard
  • Dr. Shannon Fraser
  • Dr. Kristin DeGirolamo
  • Dr. David Urbach
  • Dr. Morad Hameed
  • Dr. Frances Wright
  • Dr. Lara Williams
  • Dr. Renelle Daigle
  • Dr. Alice Wei
  • Dr. Tina Mele
  • Dr. Nicole Jedrzejko
  • Dr. Melissa Wood

The mission of the Women in Surgery Committee (WiSC) is to enable women surgeons of all ages and practice types to develop their individual potential as professionals; promote an environment that fosters inclusion, respect, and success; develop, encourage and advance women surgeons as leaders; and provide a forum and networking opportunities to enhance women’s surgical career satisfaction and support career advancement.

The committee is chaired by Dr. Nancy Baxter.

The committee is newly formed and is building its list of priorities and activities which could include various sub-committees:

Program – support development of relevant content to the CSF program to foster relevant programming and to ensure women are represented in programming.

Mentorship – support development of mentorship models for women surgeons in practice and resident members.

Diversity – support inclusion of diverse segments of the population in CAGS membership and leadership positions. Support program development to address this segment.

Leadership – develop leadership programs to help women surgeons advance in the field of surgery.

Plans are underway to support a mentorship program for women with a meeting to take place at the Canadian Surgery Forum in Montreal, (September 5-7, 2019).

If you have feedback or would like to join this committee, please contact us.