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Healing Others, Empowering Ourselves

The Muriel Steele Society (MSS) was established in honor of Muriel Steele, MD, the first woman surgeon at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) — now Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG). Throughout her career, Dr. Steele experienced significant prejudice and overcame enormous obstacles on the road to becoming a phenomenal surgeon.

MSS is an inclusive community dedicated to inspiring, supporting, and promoting women surgeons so they can thrive at all stages of their careers. We are comprised of committees spanning numerous areas, work together seamlessly to promote wellness of members, provide mentorship across all levels of training from medical student to junior faculty, and to conduct research on issues that hamper progress towards gender parity and greater diversity in surgery. 

MSS will also be organizing talks and events to foster a strong community of allies that support and communicate openly with each other to achieve the goal of continuing excellence in UCSF Surgery. 


Women In Surgery Composite
Women in Medicine
Muriel Steele Gathering