Women In Surgery

Our Mission

At Weill Cornell we are proud to have a talented group of women surgeons and trainees. The purpose of the Cornell Women in Surgery (WIS) group is to support, encourage, and facilitate female surgeons to achieve their personal and professional goals. WIS is committed to supporting women surgeons at all stages of their career – from medical school through residency, fellowship, and as faculty.

Through yearly activities, WIS provides networking and mentorship opportunities for medical students interested in a career in surgery and for surgical residents. WIS also provides a forum for discussion about issues, challenges, and opportunities that pertain to women in surgery. WIS is open to all members of the medical community at Weill Cornell. Explore photo albums from previous Annual Women in Surgery Dinners and other Department of Surgery events.

  Women in Surgery

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023


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Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for upcoming medical student events, the next Annual Women in Surgery Cocktail Reception and other program updates!

Faculty Chairs

Rebecca Craig Schapiro
Rebecca Craig-Schapiro, M.D.
  • Transplantation Surgery
Lea Lowenfeld
Lea Lowenfeld, M.D.
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Faculty Members

Leslie E. Cohen, M.D.
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Kelly A. Garrett, M.D.
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Tikva Jacobs, M.D.
  • Vascular Surgery
M Jafari
Mehraneh D. Jafari, M.D.
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Angela Kadenhe-Chiweshe, M.D.
  • Pediatric Surgery
Lisa Newman, M.D.
  • Breast Surgery
Soo J. Rhee, M.D.
  • Vascular Surgery
Rache Simmons
Rache M. Simmons, M.D.
  • Breast Surgery
Nitsana A. Spigland, M.D.
  • Pediatric Surgery
Cassandra Villegas
Cassandra V. Villegas, M.D.
  • Trauma, Acute and Critical Care
Heather Yeo, M.D., M.H.S.
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

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