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International Women Plastic Surgeons Forum

The International Women Plastic Surgeons (IWPS) Forum is dedicated to the strategic organization of women leaders within the field of plastic surgery to create and maintain an environment that recognizes, cultivates and utilizes the talent of its community.

IWPS aims to facilitate networking and communication between women plastic surgeons throughout the year and develop programs and opportunities targeted to women that develop leadership competencies.

A Message From the Chair

Mission: As Chair of the IWPS Forum, I will strive to promote gender equality and women empowerment in the field of plastic surgery as well as counter misogyny and any other hindrance women face in this profession.

Main Objectives:

  1. Early Engagement of Female Plastic Surgeons in Residency Programs: We shall increase the involvement of female plastic surgeons in the plastic surgery residency programs by offering mentorship, resources, and networking opportunities.
  2. Supportive Webinars to Counter Misogyny: We will organize public events (e.g., webinars, workshops etc.) to raise awareness on the detrimental consequences that misogynistic dynamics have for female plastic surgeons. These events will provide practical tools to address such forms of discrimination.
  3. Work-Life Balance: We shall launch support programs and innovative company policies in order to promote a better work-life balance for female plastic surgeons, especially when handling family responsibilities, traditionally bore by women.

Stefania de Fazio, MD
Italy
Chair, ASPS International Women Plastic Surgeons Forum

International Women Plastic Surgeons Forum Roster

Laila Musri, MD
Argentina

Angela Webb, MD
Australia

Maude Coyette, MD
Belgium

Lydia Masako Fereira, MD
Brazil

Claudia Albornoz, MD
Chile

Andrea Halliday, MD
Colombia

Madeleine Centeno, MD
Costa Rica

Patricia Videc, MD
Croatia

Tania Medina, MD
Dominican Republic

Angelica Cedeño, MD
Ecuador

Sarah Attia, MD
Egypt

Virve Koljonen, MD
Finland

Elise Lupon, MD
France

Dimitra Kotsougiani-Fischer, MD
Germany

Saumya Mathews, MD
India

Irena Sakura Rini, MD
Indonesia

Margaret O'Donnell, MD
Ireland

Binyamina Rosenberg-Hagen, MD
Israel

Rica Tanaka, MD
Japan

Shamala Durairajanayagam, MD
Malaysia

Adriana Rojo Blanco, MD
Mexico

Michelle Locke, MD
New Zealand

Hildur Skuladottir, MD
Norway

Ayesha Aslam, MD
Pakistan

Elsa Maria, MD
Peru

Ma. Arlene C. Cala-or, MD
Philippines

Ruxandra Baltateanu Sinescu, MD
Romania

Shahad Ezz Mohammed Alalawi Alfarhan, MD
Saudi

Cheryl Hui, MD
Singapore

Arabia

Isabel do Vale, MD
South Africa

Bommie Florence Seo, MD
South Korea

Brianda Hurtado de Mendoza, MD
Spain

Marianne Prevot, MD
Switzerland

Jung-Ju Huang, MD
Taiwan

Chirakan Charoenvicha, MD
Thailand

Zeynep Deniz Akdeniz Dogan, MD
Turkey

Punam Bijlani, MD
United Arab Emirates

Monica Fawzy, MD
United Kingdom

Linda Rincon Rubio, MD
Venezuela