Over the past 150 years, women physicians have blazed new trails, opened closed minds, lifted downcast spirits, and profoundly impacted medicine in countless ways. Through our awards and recognition programs, AMWA celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of these remarkable American Medical Women.
AMWA honors the pioneering medical women of yesterday
From Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive an M.D. degree from an American medical school, to Bertha Van Hoosen, founder and first president of the American Medical Women's Association.
AMWA champions the determined and talented medical women of today
From Antonia Novello, the first woman, and the first Hispanic, to become Surgeon General of the United States, to Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, the first woman, and the first African American, to be president and chief executive officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
AMWA encourages the promising young medical women of tomorrow
To the next generation of physicians, like Ashley Styczynski, AMWA Student President and 2010 winner of the Anne C. Carter Leadership Award.
AMWA announced that Clarita E. Herrera, MD, an internist in private practice in New York, NY is the 2012 recipient of the Bertha Van Hoosen Award.
Luanne Thorndyke, MD, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), is the 2012 recipient of the Elizabeth Blackwell Award
Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, Surgeon General, Vice Admiral USPHS and Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs
2012 Winner: Linda Wang - Student President - Harvard University
Pamela Lipsett, MD, MHPE, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is the 2012 recipient of the Woman in Science Award
Nawal M. Nour, MD, MPH, Director of the Ambulatory Obstetrics Practice at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and the African Women's Health Center
Ryan Smith, Medical Student & Online Community Director, AMWA