Dr. Danielle Walsh, a pediatric surgeon at East Carolina University, has been elected president of the Association of Women Surgeons.
An associate professor at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU, Walsh will serve one year as president. She previously served as president-elect and has been involved with the AWS leadership for several years.
Walsh joined ECU in 2011. She has a medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. She completed an internship and general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She also completed a fellowship in fetal surgery and research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
She is listed as one of the best doctors in the country by Best Doctors Inc., a Boston-based group.
Walsh is board-certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery.
With more than 1,400 women surgeons as members, AWS is one of the largest organizations dedicated to increasing the interaction and exchange of information among women surgeons in the United States and other countries.