A Rare But Deadly Complication for the Expecting Mother: Evaluating and Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke During Pregnancy

  • Tracy Madsen, MD, ScM

    Tracy Madsen, MD, ScM is the Associate Director of the Division of Sex and Gender in 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 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 established a national presence in the field of sex and gender differences in stroke as well as disparities in the emergency medicine workforce.
  • Bernard Chang, MD

    Bernard P. Chang, MD

    The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

  • bradley barth

    Bradley Barth, MD

    Associate Dean for Faculty Development

    University of Kansas Medical Center

    Dr. Barth is an emergency physician and the Vice Chair for Leadership and Professional Development and an Associate Professor in the department of Emergency Medicine.  He is the Associate Dean for Faculty Development in the School of Medicine and also serves as the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society chapter councilor.  Brad is a professional and executive coach and is ACC certified by the International Coach Federation.

    He received his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and medical degree from the University of Kansas.  He completed an Internal Medicine internship at the Naval Medical Center of San Diego and served in the Navy as the flight surgeon for the Black Stallions of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron FOUR based in Sigonella, Sicily.  Upon completion of his navy service, he completed his emergency medicine residency at the fabled University Medical Center at UCSF-Fresno.  Prior to coming to the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2012, he worked at Saint Luke’s Health System and was volunteer faculty for the University of Missouri - Kansas City emergency medicine program.

  • Tracy Madsen, MD, PhD

  • Joseph Miller, MD

  • Charles Wira, MD