International Women’s Day 2023

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In honor of International Women’s Day, we are highlighting some of the many female surgeons making huge impacts in their patients’ lives and in the medical industry. Meet our featured SRC-accredited Master Surgeons across the globe.

Liza María Pompa Gonzalez, MD, FACS has been SRC-accredited as a Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery since 2012. Dr. Gonazalez serves her fellow countrymen as well as many others from other countries, at her practice LIMARP International Center of Excellence for Obesity in Baja California, Mexico. She founded LIMPARP with the vision of treating patients from around the world and helping them achieve a healthier lifestyle. To achieve this, she has a complete multidisciplinary team that work together to help patients achieve and maintain better health.

Dr. Divyatha Jayaram has been SRC-accredited as a Master Surgeon in Minimally Invasive Gynecology since 2022. With over 17 years of gynecologic experience, Dr. Jayaram serves the residents of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and surrounding areas at her practice Dr. Divyatha Jayaram and Burjeel Farha Hospital. Dr. Jayaram specializes in minimally invasive surgeries such as Keyhole and scarless surgery and has treated over 4,000 women.

Dr. Kim-Chi Phan-Thien is an SRC-accredited Master Surgeon in Colorectal, Minimally Invasive, and Robotic Surgery since 2020. Dr. Phan-Thien practices at Sydney Colorectal Associates as well as Hurstville Private Hospital in New South Wales, Australia. Dr. Phan-Thien specializes in colorectal and pelvic floor issues and received her Master of Surgery from the University of Sydney. Dr. Phan-Thien has performed more than 500 robot-assisted surgeries and helps to train other surgeons on robotic surgery techniques.

Gabriela C. Rodriguez Ruiz, PhD, FACS achieved SRC accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in 2019 and serves the residents of Baja California, Mexico and surrounding areas at Vida Wellness and Beauty. With over 10 years of experience and more than 5,000 surgeries performed, Dr. Ruiz’s objective is, “to help every patient improve their health and quality of life through compassion and experience.”

Dr. Irlna Tantchou, MD, FACS, FASCRS is an SRC-accredited Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery since 2022 and specializes in colorectal and minimally invasive surgery. Originally from Cameroon, Central Africa, Dr. Tantchou serves the Arkansas community at her practice Highlands Oncology Group Practice in Springdale, Arkansas and  Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She is one of four physicians in her family, active in her community and volunteer work, and fluent in both French and Bangangte.

Heidi Wittenberg, MD, FPMRS is an SRC dually accredited Master Surgeon in Gender Confirmation Surgery since 2021 and Minimally Invasive Gynecology since 2019. The first SRC-accredited Master Surgeon in Gender Confirmation Surgery, Dr. Wittenberg has extensive experience in gender confirmation surgery and has earned multiple congressional awards for her work with underserved populations both domestic and abroad. Dr. Wittenberg serves the residents of California at her practice MoZaic Care, Greenbrae Surgery Center and Sutter Health – Van Ness.

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