Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty
The Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty is a society for women faculty of all ranks in
the health sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The Society was named after Dr. Virginia Kneeland Frantz, a P&S alumna (class of ’22), recognized academic surgical pathologist, researcher, and educator. Dr. Frantz was the first woman to pursue an internship in surgery at Presbyterian Hospital (now NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital) and the first woman to become president of a major national medical organization, the American Thyroid Society. The Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society aims to serve, support and celebrate the careers of women in science and medicine at CUMC.