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The first woman resident to enter the UC San Diego Department of Surgery was in 1973. Thirty-seven years later, in 2010, the UC San Diego Women in Surgery initiative was established to celebrate and reflect upon the nearly four decades of perseverance and tenacity demonstrated by women surgeons. Female residents represent approximately 50% of our general surgery program and about a third of general surgery applicants. It is the goal of our leadership to ensure that the challenges faced by these young surgeons are balanced with opportunities for leadership, scholarship, and personal growth.

Dr. Andrew Baird

Sarah Blair, MD, FACS 
Director, Women In Surgery Program
Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair, Academic Affairs and Faculty Development
Division of Surgical Oncology
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Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy

Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD, FACS 
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery 
Director of Surgical Quality, NSQIP 
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