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Neurosurgery Blog Continues to Publish Women in Neurosurgery Series

2020 marked the historic 30th anniversary of the founding of Women in Neurosurgery (WINS). To celebrate, Neurosurgery Blog: More than Just Brain Surgery is publishing a series of articles highlighting the section’s goals — to educate, inspire and encourage women neurosurgeons to realize their professional and personal goals. WINS also serves women in neurosurgery by addressing the issues inherent to training and maintaining a diverse and balanced workforce is the mission of this section.

Neurosurgery Blog recently featured Catherine A. Miller, MD, and Doris Wang, MD, PhD, and the challenges of being a mother and a neurosurgeon in the guest blog post titled “Motherhood and Neurosurgery: How to Make it Work.” Along with Lola B. Chambless, MD, FAANS, and Lauren Albert Sand, MD, Drs. Miller and Wang participated in a webinar titled Motherhood & Neurosurgery. Hosted by the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, the webinar offers candid reflections on pregnancy and starting a family as a neurosurgeon. Panelists share advice for working while pregnant or nursing and discuss how medical institutions can better support women surgeons through pregnancy and parenthood.