The AAWR was founded in 1981 to provide a forum for issues unique to women in radiology, radiation oncology and related professions.

The Association sponsors programs that promote opportunities for women, facilitate networking among members and other professionals, and provides mentorship opportunities for the next generation of women radiologists. 



The AAWR recognizes the achievements of AAWR Members who have influenced others by their teaching, clinical care and/or research, and leadership in radiology.  AAWR also honors radiology and radiation oncology trainee members who have demonstrated outstanding efforts in clinical care, teaching, research and/or public service.




Edith A. Higginbotham, MD, MS Endowment

The AAWR would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Higginbotham family for their very generous donation in memory of Edith A. Higginbotham, MD, MS. This endowment will be used for the Member-in-Training Luncheon at RSNA which will now be called the AAWR Higginbotham Resident Lecture. This generous contribution will undoubtedly benefit residents for years to come.  Read More

From the AAWR President

Margaret Szabunio, MD, FACR

Hello, my fellow AAWR members!

As I embark on my first few months as AAWR’s president, I would like to extend a huge “thank you” to our immediate Past President, Dr. Susan Ackerman, for her leadership and contributions to the society. Dr. Ackerman has left large shoes to fill, but I will continue to build upon the groundwork she laid for continuing the growth and success of AAWR. Read More


Join AAWR at our upcoming events at ACR 2017!
Sunday, May 21, 2017
10:00 am – 11:30 am Women’s Caucus

Monday, May 22, 2017
7:00 am – 8:00 am AAWR Muffins & Coffee with Geraldine McGinty, MD, FACR, MBA
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm AAWR session at ACR 2017 “Tips They Didn’t Teach You in Residency”
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Save The Date
SPR: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Tuesday, May 16th from 7:00-7:45am
AAWR Breakfast Session
RSNA: November 26 - December 1, 2017
AAWR: Celebration Dinner: November 26, 2017 
More information about AAWR events at RSNA to follow

Women in Radiology

Career Advancement

The AAWR's mission is to assist its Members in building a successful career through the development of leadership and negotiation skills, improving teaching and presentation skills, balancing work and family life.