We are proud to represent the country’s diversity in our teams and the patients we serve. The women throughout our AMSURG network play an essential role in providing high-quality care to patients, supporting our teammates and creating healthier communities. This Women in Medicine Month, we thank them for their many contributions. Join us as we celebrate some of the women at AMSURG and all who are making a difference in medicine.
Abbey Vandersall, MD, MS
Dr. Abbey Vandersall is Vice President of Quality and Clinical Services for AMSURG. She joined AMSURG from Envision, where she was Chief of Staff to the President of the Medical Group and Chief Medical Officer before serving as Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Head of Envision’s Clinician Value Institute. As Vice President of Clinical Strategy, she defined the organization’s near- and long-term clinical strategies, while supporting Envision clinicians.
“My path in medicine has been unique, choosing to dedicate my career to supporting my fellow clinicians and fighting to improve the chronic, pervasive challenges within our healthcare system. While this was an unconventional move questioned by many, I was surrounded by female colleagues who believed in me and propped me up along the way. I am extremely grateful for these women who played such a pivotal role in my life and feel incredibly honored to be able to now pay it forward.”
Trupti Shinde, MD
Dr. Trupti Shinde is a board-certified gastroenterologist and partner at Citrus Endoscopy and Surgery Center and Suncoast Endoscopy, two AMSURG centers in Western Florida. In 2023, she received a SCOPY Award for clinical outreach and excellence from the American College of Gastroenterology.
“’Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women,’ is a quote I love by Maya Angelou. I hope that all my sisters in medicine will have the strength to stand up for what is right and fight against evil. Not only will this improve patient care, but it will also open the door for more women to enter this exciting field.”
Elizabeth Egan, MD, PhD
Dr. Elizabeth Egan is a board-certified gastroenterologist and partner at The Endo Center at Voorhees, an AMSURG center in Southern New Jersey. She has earned Top Doctor honors from multiple publications in New Jersey and nearby Philadelphia, including SJ Magazine (2011), South Jersey Magazine (2014-15) and Philadelphia Magazine (2018-23). “I cannot imagine having a more satisfying career. I love connecting with my patients. Being invited into their world and helping them meet their needs is such a privilege. I take joy in listening to them and providing them with guidance, warmth and reassurance. My patients are people I care about. They are family. I will go the extra mile to ensure nothing’s been missed and they get the best care possible.”
Lila Tarmin, MD
Dr. Lila Tarmin is a board-certified gastroenterologist and partner at the EndoCentre of Baltimore, an AMSURG center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Tarmin’s research in gastrointestinal oncology and inflammatory bowel disease has appeared in several professional journals.
“My legacy as a woman in medicine will be that my patients know that I listened and cared. I chose GI because my father had colon cancer at an early age, and I knew that this disease was preventable with tools, such as colonoscopies.”