Dr. Dauway is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University (1987) and the University of Illinois, College of Medicine (1992). After completing her internship and residency in general surgery at the Ochsner Clinic (1997), she completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Moffitt Cancer Institute at the University of South Florida (1999) including specialized training in breast surgery. She gained recognition as a Fellow of the Society of Surgical Oncology in 2000, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2002 and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2016.
She is interested in tumor biology differences across cultures and ethnic groups, as well as, the impact of cancer treatments on quality of life. This interest has sparked a passion for teaching and volunteering her surgical skills. She has worked with medical missions internationally in Peru, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti and Cameroon, Africa.