In honor of National Women Physicians Day (#IAmBlackwell), I am so proud to announce 4 additional female surgeon selections for 'Restricted Area'.

All 4 of these women came HIGHLY recommended by their colleagues (former and current), and represent so many different facets of surgical practice. Picking these women is not an exact science, but knowing when you are inspired is. I am inspired and so pleased to tell the stories of these women and their incredible accomplishments for both the current and next generations of female surgeons to build on.

  1. Patricia Bergen, MD, Professor of Surgery, Trauma & Acute Care, UTSW

  2. Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, Trauma & Acute Care, VCU

  3. Sepideh Gholami, MD, Fellow, Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering

  4. Linda Martin, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, UVA