Regarding Nikki Stamp’s July 30 Tuesday Opinion column, “I’m a female surgeon. I feel uncomfortable telling girls they can be one, too.”:

Ms. Stamp may be heartened to learn that the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore has just appointed Christine Lau, a nationally renowned thoracic and lung transplant surgeon, to chair the department of surgery, where she will oversee one of the preeminent organ transplant centers in the United States.