Mount Auburn Hospital Surgeon Becomes President of the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)
Susan E. Pories, M.D., award-winning breast surgeon and surgical educator at Mount Auburn Hospital, was elected President of the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) council at the AWS’ 31st Annual Fall Conference in Chicago, IL last month. Having been a part of the AWS for a number of years, Dr. Pories most recently served as President Elect in 2012 and as Vice President of the council from 2010-2011, and as Treasurer from 2008-2010.
Dr. Pories is currently the Co-Director of the Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital and an advocate and is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. She has served on committees of the American Society of Breast Disease, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Pories has been named a Best Doctor in America and one of America’s Top Surgeons and has been an advocate for breast cancer awareness, surgeries, treatment and research for over 20 years. She received the 2009-2010 A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award by Harvard Medical School and the 2010 Rheta Foster Award from Mount Auburn Hospital in recognition of her efforts to improve the life and care of breast cancer patients and their families. She is the co-editor of The Soul of a Doctor and co-author of Cancer: Biography of a Disease.
Founded in 1981 by Patricia Numann, MD, the Association of Women Surgeons is committed to supporting the professional and personal needs of female surgeons at various stages in their career. Today, with over 1700 international surgeons as members, AWS is one of the largest organizations dedicated to enhancing the interaction and exchange of information between women surgeons.
Mount Auburn Hospital was founded in 1886. A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, its mission is to deliver healthcare services in a personable, convenient and compassionate manner, with respect for the dignity of patients and their families.