Carol Scott-Conner


Dr Carol Scott-Conner was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania. She obtained her BS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969, and her MD from New York University School of Medicine in 1976. She remained at New York University to complete a five year general surgical residency in 1981. At that time, very few women entered general surgery.

When she was appointed Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Iowa in 1995, she was the second woman in American surgery to attain such a position. She is the author or coauthor of nine major surgical texts and a book of short stories.

Her other works to date have included numerous papers, chapters and presentations on a wide range of surgical topics. She is currently at work on a third book of surgical stories, and happily revising two of her textbooks.

She lives in Iowa City with her husband and teaches surgery at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

Selected Works

Medical Writing
A book to help clinicians turn their experience into stories or memoirs.
This is a brief guide for aspiring writers.
A compact but extensive text that stresses the multidisciplinary management of breast cancer and benign breast diseases.
A combination of surgical atlas and anatomic reference that covers the most common general, thoracic, and vascular surgical cases.
Authoritative, multiauthored text containing technical details of laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical procedures.
Compact paperback containing template operative dictations and details on surgical procedures.
Short Stories
These are short pieces of fiction set in the academic world.
Short stories
This is a collection of short stories set in the world of academic surgery
Medical writing

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