Being a Woman Surgeon, the first anthology of its kind, consists of contributions by a multidisciplinary group of female surgeons. This compilation of essays, interviews, and poems captures the essence of being a woman in a demanding medical field and offers vivid portrayals of the culture of surgery from a woman's perspective. The contributors, some of whom are from Baltimore, are of different ages, races, cultures, and backgrounds and represent various surgical specialties.
Dr. Preeti R. John, editor of Being a Woman Surgeon, is a critical care surgeon at the Baltimore VA Medical Center and clinical assistant professor in the department of surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Dr. John moderates a panel of contributors including: Dr. Nia D. Banks, plastic and reconstructive surgeon; Dr. Patricia J. Numann, general surgeon with special interest in breast and endocrine surgery and former President, American College of Surgeons; Dr. Susan E. Pories, breast surgeon and President, Association of Women Surgeons; Dr. Kathleen Yaremchuk, Chief of E.N.T., Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit; and Dr. Martha A. Zeiger, endocrine surgeon. Dr. Joan Huffman, critical care surgeon, and Dr. Sylvia Marina Ramos, general surgeon and breast surgeon, reads poetry they contributed to the book.
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