The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) honored Margaret Dunn, M.D., M.B.A., FACS, with its most prestigious award, the Nina Starr Braunwald Award, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the advancement of women in surgery. She was presented with the award at the annual AWS Fall Conference in San Francisco last October.
Dunn serves as executive associate dean at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. As second in command of the medical school, Dunn has been a long-time advocate for women in medicine and specifically women in the Department of Surgery, which is currently led by Mary McCarthy, M.D., and is one of six academic surgery departments in the nation with a woman chair. In addition, she serves as president and CEO of Wright State Physicians, the region’s largest academic multispecialty physician group.
Dunn is certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She was recently elected to a three-year term as a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons.