AWAEM Gender Disparities, Implicit bias Speakers
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Name: Josie Acuña, MD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Acuña completed her emergency ultrasound fellowship from the University of Arizona in 2017. Afterwards she continued on at the University of Arizona as core ultrasound faculty. She has worked closely with the various colleges at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Campus lecturing on the use of bedside ultrasound, providing hands-ultrasound teaching sessions to students and has been involved in projects to integrate ultrasound education into the core curriculum. She also serves as chair of the Diversity and Inclusion committee for the College of medicine. She currently serves as a mentor for a number of students conducting ultrasound research and is a founding member of the LEADRS (Leaders in Emerging Academic Development of Residents and Students) program whose goal is to provide mentoring relationships to medical students and residents who come from groups underrepresented in medicine. Dr. Acuña is heavily involved in research. Her most recent research projects and publications included a multicenter study on gender differences in ultrasound milestone assessments during emergency medicine residency training. Her current research involves instituting an ultrasound training program within the College of Nursing and instituting a paramedic ultrasound guided IV access program utilizing the handheld ultrasound. She has also lectured on point-of-care ultrasound at national venues such as SAEM and AIUM.
Name: Pooja Agrawal, MD, MPH
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Agrawal is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Global Health Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University. She is the Immediate Past-President of AWAEM, an entity within SAEM, dedicated to enhancing the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Agrawal has established a national reputation in responding to complex humanitarian emergencies with a specific focus on refugee health and gender disparities. As an educator, she lectures extensively on gender disparities in medicine, humanitarian assistance, refugee resettlement, and refugee health. Dr. Agrawal’s academic research focuses on the disparities of refugees and other displaced populations. She studies issues specific to forced migration and aims to implement sustainable interventions to affect the challenges these populations face. She is currently investigating health literacy, healthcare access and long term health outcomes of resettled refugees in the US, as well as the impact of low English proficiency on the ability to access acute care services. Dr. Agrawal holds a faculty appointment in the Yale School of Medicine and Yale Center for Asylum Medicine and is on the Board of Directors of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), a refugee resettlement agency in New Haven, Connecticut.
Name: Nicole Battaglioli, MD, FACEP
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr Battaglioli is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University. She is passionate about the topics of physician well-being, diversity and inclusion and the effects of unconscious bias in the learning environment. She is the Co-Founder of the Academic Life in EM Resident Wellness Think Tank and the Founder of Komorebi Physician Wellness and Coaching.
Name: Anna Bona, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Simulation Medicine Facultyimulation Department, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Indiana University School of Medicine
Bio: I am an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Simulation Medicine Faculty at Indiana University. Currently I am partaking in ALiEM's Faculty Incubator program. I completed my residency training at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, with the opportunity to serve as chief my final year. I am interested primarily in using simulation for communication skills, particularly difficult conversations, error disclosure, and women self promotion to address the gender gap in 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: Valerie Dobiesz, MD, MPH
Title: Director of Internal Programs STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Dobiesz is Director of Internal Programs at STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and serves as core faculty at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Her research is focused on improving maternal health in emergency settings, medical education, and gender inequities in academic medicine. She is the co-director of a national course called Special Deliveries to improve the clinical skills and knowledge of emergency medicine providers for vaginal deliveries and senior editor on the Manual of Obstetric Emergencies. She is also principle inventor of a prototype medical device designed to autotransfuse women suffering life threatening postpartum hemorrhage in low resource settings in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
Name: Andrea Fang
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: Michelle Lall, MD, MHS
Title: Director of Well-being, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Lall, a board-certified emergency medicine physician, is an Associate Professor at Emory University. She has been faculty at Emory since 2013 and served as an Associate Residency Director at Emory from 2013-2020. She continues to be the Director of the Medical Education Fellowship in Emergency Medicine. Prior to coming to Emory, Dr. Lall was an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University beginning in 2008. Dr. Lall is actively involved in graduate medical education, education research and scholarship, resident and faculty wellness and well-being. Additionally, she is interested in microaggressions and bias in medicine. Dr. Lall is the inaugural Director of Well-being, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She has been a leader in the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine since 2012. Her professional memberships include: American College of Emergency Physicians – where she is a fellow, Society for Academic Emergency Physicians – where she is a member at large on the Board of Directors, Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine – where she is a past president. Dr. Lall is a recipient of the Momentum Award from the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM), which recognizes extraordinary efforts that further the mission and values of AWAEM. Dr. Lall has been recognized as a "Faculty Teacher of the Year" and “Resident Advocate” award winner.
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: Kristi Maso MD, MPH
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Bio: My name is Kristi Maso. I am an Assistant Professor in both the departments of Emergency Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. I did my residency training at Detroit Receiving Hospital and my fellowship at Cooper University in Camden, New Jersey. I have a special interest in the early management of critically ill patients, with the belief that what we do, and don't do, in the ED, has a direct effect on patient's hospital trajectory and sometimes beyond. I split my time clinically between the ED and Medical ICU, and have specific interests in transitions of care of critically ill patients between the two locations which was particularly beneficial during the covid pandemic. I also conduct research in areas of sexual harassment and discrimination of women in emergency medicine with a special interest on why women leave or avoid areas of leadership.
Name: Onyeka Otugo, MD MPH
Title: Health Policy Research and Translation Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Onyeka Otugo is a Master in Public Administration candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Health Policy Research and Translation fellow in Brigham and Women's Emergency Department with an interest in health policy and understanding the current disparities in our healthcare system. As a fellow, Dr. Otugo is studying racial and ethnic disparities and access to care issues. Onyeka grew up in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area where she also attended college at the University of Maryland majoring in Art Studio and Biology. Prior to attending medical school, she received a fellowship to conduct research at the Food and Drug Administration Office of Women’s Health where she assessed disparities related to the inclusion of women in clinical trials. She has been involved in key advocacy issues related to emergency medicine.
Name: Camiron L. Pfennig, MD, MHPE
Title: Residency Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Prisma Health Greenville
Bio: Dr. Pfennig-Bass is a graduate of Marquette University and the Indiana University School of Medicine and currently serves as the Residency Program Director of Prisma Health Greenville Emergency Medicine Residency. Dr. Pfennig started the residency program in July 2017. She is an Associate Professor of EM at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and Clemson University School of Health Research. In addition to her GME roles, she also serves as the Faculty Director of the Colleges and as an Osler College Mentor at the medical school. Following her Chief Residency at Indiana University, Dr. Pfennig completed the ACEP Teaching Fellowship and then obtained her Masters of Health Professions Education from Vanderbilt University. Prior to the transition to Greenville from Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Pfennig was the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education and EM physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Pfennig’s EM interests include Student and Resident Education, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Obstetrical Emergencies, and Electrolyte-related Emergencies. She enjoys speaking at the local, regional, and national level to improve education in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Pfennig balances her career with her beautiful family with her husband, David and two small children, Harper and Berkleigh.
Grand rounds lectures, Monthly Grand Rounds for our department/residency.
Name: Alicia Pilarski, D.O.
Title: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Alicia Pilarski, D.O., is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Pilarski graduated from University of Nevada School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency program and attended Touro University College of Medicine in California for her medical training. She has been faculty at MCW since 2010 and served as the Assistant Program Director and the Associate Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program from 2013-2018. She currently serves as the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) Patient Safety and Quality Officer and is also the Medical Director for the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin’s Peer Support Program. Dr. Pilarski is an appointed faculty on the Kern Institute with a focus on GME Well-Being. Dr. Pilarski is passionate about provider well-being and identifying methods to change the system to improve it. She co-authored the book, “Resident Well-Being: A Guide for Residency Programs” and co-chairs the Emergency Medicine Resident Wellness Committee. She has presented at the local, regional and national level on topics related to resilience, second victim syndrome and institutional peer support program development.
Small group lectures, Residency didactic lectures, Grand rounds lectures Open to presentations on gender and leadership for our annual women's retreat.
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: Linda Regan, M.D., M.Ed.
Title: Vice Chair for Education, Residency Director, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Linda Regan, M.D. M.Ed. is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins. She serves as the Vice Chair for Education and oversees all educational programs including the residency program, for which she serves as the director for the past 11 years, undergraduate medical education programs, fellowship and faculty development programs. She is the recipient of both of the national Emergency Medicine Program Director awards that exist, one from the Emergency Medicine Resident Association and one from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD). Dr. Regan has a Masters in Education for Health Professions from Johns Hopkins with a focus in educational research. She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications and given over 60 national talks, spanning from education and leadership topics, to clinical topics with a focus on special populations seen in the ED. She is well known within Emergency Medicine nationally as a leader, educator, and researcher with a special interest in developing expert learners and providing counsel on remediation to program directors. She has served on the Board of Directors for CORD, the program committees for both CORD and the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), and was nominated to serve as an oral board certification examiner with the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She also currently sits on the Resident Review Committee (RRC) within the Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
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: Annie T. Sadosty, MD
Title: Professor and Past Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Doctor Sadosty is a proven leader and decorated educator. She is the past Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and former Residency Director at Mayo Clinic. Additionally, she has been a systems leader as a Regional Vice President for Mayo Clinic Health System (a network of hospitals and clinics in Southeast Minnesota). Her talents as an educator were recognized through her induction into the Mayo Clinic Teaching Hall of Fame and in her receipt of Mayo Clinic’s Distinguished Educator Award in 2017.
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: Cherrelle Smith MD
Title: Assistant Professor Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Cherrelle Smith, MD received her medical education from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She returned to her home state of North Carolina for her pediatric residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has spent time caring for children in the Southeast, briefly in the Midwest as junior faculty at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University and now on the West coast as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Smith focuses her current efforts in clinical operations/administration as well as promoting opportunities for community pediatrician collaborations via outreach initiatives. Her clinical interests include injury prevention, asthma and pediatric resuscitation.
Bio: Jennifer Tsai is an Emergency Medicine physician, writer, educator, and advocate in New Haven, Connecticut. Using activism and disruptive pedagogy, she seeks to rethink and advance health and climate justice, expand social medicine praxis, and support equity across health systems. She received a Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her academic work centers on the intersection between race, medicine, inequity, and trauma-informed care. She has been invited to speak at Grand Rounds at multiple institutions, the AAMC National Conference in 2016, Health Equity Lecture Series in Washington D.C. and South Carolina, and several podcasts. Her essays and research have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Scientific American, The Washington Post, ELLE Magazine, STATnews, and the Journal of the American Medical Association among other outlets.
Name: Emily Wagner, MD
Title: Faculty Emergency Medicine Physician and Faculty Pediatric Hospitalist, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Bio: Emily Wagner, MD graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2015. She completed her dual-residency training in Indiana University's Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics program in 2020. She has a passion for resident teaching, mentoring, and for working with underserved communities, especially Hispanic populations. She is dedicated to the excellent care of pediatric patients and their families. Outside of medicine, she loves spending time with her husband and toddler, crafting, lazy biking, and finding new recipes for her Instapot.
Name: Dina Wallin, MD
Title: Assistant clinical professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of pediatric emergency medicine
Bio: I completed my residency in EM at UCSF-SFGH and a fellowship in PEM in Austin, TX. I've been back on faculty at UCSF for 4 years, and work both adult and pediatric shifts. My main areas of interest are medical ethics, medical education, and peds (of course). I've spoken in extramural settings on pediatric psychiatric emergencies, ethics in the peds ED, pediatric fever/trauma/respiratory distress/derm emergencies/procedural sedation, and introversion in emergency medicine-- and am always open to new topics. I really love working with learners I've never met before, and have received high ratings from every speaking gig I've done. I'd be thrilled to meet your learners and join you for an hour or two of learning together!
Name: Anne Whitehead, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Indiana University School of Medicine
Bio: I am an academic emergency and pediatric emergency medicine physician splitting my time between a general and a pediatric emergency medicine department in Indianapolis. I have a strong interest in medical education, in particular, in demystifying the care of acutely and critically ill children. I am a mother of two in a dual professional marriage, and so also have a strong interest in wellness and balance as a physician parent.
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.
Name: Amy Zeidan, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Amy Zeidan is an Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and completed an Emergency Medicine residency at The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania. She completed and Emergency Ultrasound fellowship at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Zeidan is passionate about health care delivery and outcomes to refugee, immigrant and asylum populations. She helped create The Society of Asylum Medicine (@AsylumMedicine) and has performed over 50 asylum evaluations for individuals seeking asylum. Her research focuses on barriers to acute care for refugees, immigrants, and asylum populations. Additionally, Dr. Zeidan holds a national position with The Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM).