Patient Preferred Network Bestows Empowered Women Awards. Recipient Dr. Sharona Ross honored as a “Beacon of inspiration” to aspiring women surgeons.

TAMPA, FL, September 30, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Board-certified advanced Foregut and HPB Surgeon Dr. Sharona Ross has been named the 2023 Empowered Women In Medicine Award winner. This prestigious honor is chosen by the esteemed Patient Preferred Physicians Network, which highlighted Dr. Ross for her leadership, excellence in patient care, and inspirational attitude to healthcare.

With over 20 years of experience in her field, Dr. Sharona Ross has continuously embraced new technology and medical advancement. Specializing in robotic and single-incision laparoscopic operations for conditions of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, pancreas, gallbladder, and liver, she has pioneered treatment while focusing on delivering exceptional patient care.

However, Dr. Ross has continued to push boundaries outside of the surgical theater. In 2009, she created, and to this day continues to develop, the Annual International Women in Surgery Career Symposium. This yearly conference brings together successful women surgeons with undergraduates, medical students, residents, and fellows, encouraging interaction and the exchange of ideas in the still male-dominated field.

Dedicated to remaining abreast of the latest industry developments, Dr. Sharona Ross is also an active member of several organizations and affiliations, including The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Program Committee, Co-Chair of Technology Committee, Development Committee, and Robotic Task Force Committee. She is also on the Society of Laparoendoscopic & Robotic Surgeons International Advisory Board, Chair of the Technology, Innovation, & Standardization Committee, and Women in Surgery Committee.

The prestigious Empowered Women in Medicine Award is an annual honor from the Patient Preferred Physicians Network. This is a distinguished group of physicians and healthcare practitioners from across the United States and Canada, working to highlight those medical professionals in the field delivering exceptional care to their patients.

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Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners is an exclusive medical society of highly skilled, patient approved healthcare providers giving exceptional care to their patients. Our member base is comprised of practitioners in medicine, dentistry, radiology, nursing, optometry, psychology & other health professions. Our experts are selected in their shared objective to maintain & improve the physical & mental health of their patients.,

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