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Alumna is first woman elected president of ASA

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Summer 2014 issue (pdf)

On April 11, 2014, Anna M. Ledgerwood, MD ’67, became the first female President of the American Surgical Association (ASA). Now in its 134th year, the ASA is the oldest surgical organization in the United States.

Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich., Dr. Ledgerwood is a Wayne State University Physician Group surgeon and serves as Trauma Director for Detroit Receiving Hospital. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal, oncologic, trauma and emergency surgery, and critical care.

She has previously served as President of the Detroit and Michigan Surgical Associations, the Midwest Surgical Association, the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, as well as Vice President of the ACS and ASA.

Dr. Ledgerwood continues to be actively involved in training Wayne State residents and medical students and is particularly interested in promoting women in surgery.

She will deliver her presidential address at the next ASA annual meeting in San Diego in April 2015.

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