Sex and Gender Based Medicine
Name: Anita Chary, MD PhD
Title: Chief Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency
Bio: Anita Chary, MD PhD, is an emergency physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is chief resident at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. Dr. Chary is an anthropologist whose research focuses on health disparities and health systems development in low-resource settings. She has worked with Maya Health Alliance, a non-governmental organization in Guatemala, since 2008 on child nutrition, women’s health, and chronic disease programs, and has published a book about rural health in Guatemala. She is former editor-in-chief of Global Health Hub. Dr. Chary is a dynamic speaker with ample experience in national and international conference presentations and keynote addresses. She has additionally taught courses in medical anthropology, public health, and qualitative research. Within medical education, Dr. Chary has delivered innovative lectures, panels, and interactive workshops about race and gender in emergency medicine. Topics include race as a social construct, forms of racism in patient care and provider experience, defining and responding to microaggressions, and how social identities affect clinical leadership.
Website: Culture, Health, Equality
Sample Presentation: SAEM Education Innovation: Development and Implementation of a Resident-Led Health Equity Curriculum
Name: Andrea Fang
Title: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director / Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Stanford University
Bio: Andrea Fang, MD, is the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship director at Stanford University School of Medicine. She enjoys lecturing on many pediatric emergency medicine topics and has particular insight coming from the emergency medicine perspective. In her first year at Stanford, the residents presented her the “Outstanding Teaching Attending of the Year” award. She completed her residency in emergency medicine and fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She obtained her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco. Grand rounds lectures.
Name: Jordana Haber, MD, MACM
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Jordana J. Haber, MD, MACM, FACEP is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine. She is the director of Clinical Education for the UNLV emergency medicine residency, and the medical director for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner service at University Medical Center.
Name: Courtney Hutchins MD MPH
Title: Outgoing resident/Incoming attending, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: University of Chicago
Bio: Dr. Hutchins is an emergency medicine resident at the University of Chicago. Her interests lie in health policy and advocacy with a focus on access to health care and insurance coverage, women’s issues, and systemic barriers to care for vulnerable populations. Her academic projects have focused on physician perceptions of Medicaid expansion, trauma informed care delivery, hospital based violence intervention, and sexual and reproductive health. She authored the Introduction to Health Policy chapter in the EMRA resident advocacy handbook and currently sits on the ACEP state legislative and regulatory and quality improvement committees. Dr. Hutchins is an advocate for women in medicine and the current founder and chair of the EM women’s board at University of Chicago. She believes that encouraging young physicians to learn about health policy, find their voice, and advocate for issues that affect both them and their patients is key to improving the future of health care. Dr. Hutchins obtained her medical doctorate from Rush University in Chicago and holds a Masters of Public Health in health policy and management from Drexel University.
Name: Angela Jarman, MD MPH
Title: Assistant Professor, Director of Sex & Gender in EM, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Angela Jarman is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. She joined the faculty at UC Davis after completed a two-year fellowship in Sex & Gender in Emergency Medicine at Brown University, where she also earned a Master of Public Health degree. Angela is a North Carolina native and majored in Gender Studies at Duke University before attending medical school at the University of Kentucky. She trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Her professional interests include sex differences in acute care medicine, gender bias in medicine and leadership, and global emergency medicine. Personally, Angela enjoys long hikes in the mountains with her family and good books!
Name: Tracy Madsen, MD, ScM, FAHA, FACEP
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Director of Sex and Gender, Acute Director of ED Stroke Services, AWAEM President, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Madsen is the Associate Director of the Division of Sex and Gender, the ED Director of Acute Stroke Services within the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and the current AWAEM President. After completing both her undergraduate and medical degrees at Boston University, she completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Brown University followed by a 2-year research fellowship with a focus on sex and gender differences in acute aspects of disease during which she earned a Master's degree in Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Madsen conducts research in the realm of sex and gender based medicine, neurologic emergencies, and gender disparities in the physician workforce. Currently funded by a K23 from the NHLBI, her research focuses on sex and gender differences in the epidemiology, outcomes, and acute treatment of stroke. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, speaks regularly at the national level and has established a national presence in the field of sex and gender differences in stroke. Through her research, she works to translate sex differences in the epidemiology of stroke into clinical tools and interventions to prevent stroke and improve outcomes for both women and men.
Name: Alexandra Mannix MD
Title: Assistant Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Alexandra “Lexie” Mannix received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Certificate in Public Health from the University of Florida. Following her time at the University of Florida, Dr. Mannix attended medical school at Florida State University College of Medicine, graduating in 2014. Dr. Mannix completed her Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine- Jacksonville in 2017. Following residency, Dr. Mannix completed a Simulation fellowship at Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Mannix currently serves as an Assistant Professor, Assistant Residency Director, and Assistant Clerkship Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine, as well as the Medical Director for the Center for Simulation Education & Safety Research at the University of Florida-Jacksonville. Additionally, she serves as Editor-In-Chief of sheMD.org, an online virtual community of practice for women in medical training. Her professional interests include medical education, simulation, women in medicine, and social media in medical education.
Name: Melissa Platt MD
Title: Professor/Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: University of Louisville
Bio: Melissa Platt, M.D. is a Professor and Program Director for the University of Louisville Department of Emergency Medicine. She has been a core faculty member for the last 15 years. She is an avid educator and has lectured on a local, regional, and national level. Her areas of expertise include health disparities, healthcare law, heat illness, and women’s health. She is a leader and advocate for emergency medicine and holds numerous leadership positions in professional medical organizations. She firmly believes in education and organized involvement to influence positive change in health care.
Name: Neha Raukar MD, MS, CAQSM
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Neha Raukar joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic after 12 years at Brown University in 2018. The combination of residency training in emergency medicine with further fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine offers a unique perspective towards education, clinical medicine, legislation, and research. Her sideline experiences include high school, college, professional, Olympic and extreme athletes. She is dedicated to educating fellow physicians and the public as it relates to injuries and life-threatening diseases in athletes including sudden cardiac death, heat illness, and head injury and gave a TEDx talk on overuse injuries in athletes. Within her department, she serves as the Departmental Co-Diversity Leader and nationally, serves on the executive board of the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine. In these roles, she has created a national faculty development for women in academic emergency medicine and a structured mentorship program for residents at her own institution. As a member of the finance committee, she is interested in improving both the financial health of an organization and healthcare outcomes. She is motivated by the idea that the health of a community is improved by delivering the highest quality, patient-centered care in a setting of active innovation and education and using research to inform policy change.
Name: Kelly Roszczynialski, MD, MS
Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: My emergency medicine residency training was completed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where I began my interest in social emergency medicine specifically gender disparities, sexual assault, and ultimately began research to better understand the vulnerable and often unseen population of human sex trafficking survivors. I have spoken on this topic locally and nationally at ACEP in 2017. Following residency, I completed my Simulation Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and earned a Masters in Healthcare Simulation developing an interest in utilizing simulation for procedural education, team training, as well as process improvement. My simulation research has been on Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice to train new teams of practicing emergency medicine healthcare providers. I have spoken both locally and nationally on Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice simulation. I have also developed and implemented simulation to educate and expose providers to the topic of human sex trafficking and improve awareness and recognition and can speak to opportunities and challenges in engaging active learning on sensitive and uncomfortable topics. I am currently the Emergency Medicine Residency Simulation director at Stanford University and am currently working on various modalities of simulation for residency and faculty education including incorporating virtual and augmented reality simulation during times of COVID.
Name: Basmah Safdar MD MSc
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: An ardent and nationally recognized advocate for #sex and #gender research in #emergency medicine and supporting women in medicine, Dr. Safdar's life and work demonstrate an exceptional set of skills and passions. Publishing seminal work in the field and raising awareness about sex-differences in cardiovascular health in particular nontraditional forms of heart attacks. Dr. Safdar is Director of the Yale Chest Pain Center and her current research focuses on #exercise and #microvascular disease. She is also past president of @AWAEM, using this platform to collate faculty development resources for mid-career women faculty and using data to advocate for women’s careers. She is the recipient of the @AMA Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women Award.
Name: Jeannette Wolfe, MD
Title: Associate Prof of EM at UMMS-Baystate, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Jeannette Wolfe is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School/Baystate Campus. She has spent her entire attending career working and teaching in one of the busiest emergency departments in the Northeast. Besides emergency medicine, her passion is understanding ways in which biological sex and gender influence the ways our brains and bodies work as cutting edge research shows that men and women often have different responses to the same illness, trauma, toxins and therapies. She is also quite interested in techniques to improve effective communication between men and women under high stress, high impact situations. Dr. Wolfe’s personal mission is to increase the awareness of this science and to use it to improve medical care and effective communication. She is a national lecturer and writer and has recently started a podcast called seX & whY.