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From Match to First Promotion Series:
Gender Biases and Clinical Leadership:
Stories, Situation, Skills 


Join us for a panel discussion to explore gender identity and professional development in the practice of emergency medicine. We will navigate challenges related to leadership and conveying your competency while working clinically and offer strategies to overcome these challenges. 



Picture1Dr. Kat Ogle
Dr. Ogle is an Assistant Professor at the George Washington University. She is a former RN and first-generation college graduate and physician. She is engaged in medical student, resident and fellow education. Her roles include Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director, Executive Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee for the residency, leading the Medical Education and Leadership Scholarly Concentration as well as Clinician as a Medical Educator course. She co-founded her department’s women’s professional development group,. She’s also been actively involved in AWAEM and SAEM as the Didactics chair from 2018-2020 and is now the VP of Education for AWAEM. As co-chair of the AWAEM Task Force on women’s groups, they developed the AWAEM Toolkit 2020 Edition as a resource for women in academic emergency medicine. She’s working closely with the leadership of SCUF as the chair of the Accreditation Documents Task Force, a group preparing resources for all AEMUS programs to use in preparation for US fellowship accreditation through EUFAC. Her professional interests include point of care ultrasound, medical education, mentorship, female leadership and promotion. She balances her academic and professional responsibilities with her role as a single mom.

Picture2Dr. Wendy Sun
Dr. Sun is a PGY-2 at Yale - New Haven Health and has served as a SAEM RAMS member-at-large since 2019. She is passionate about Mentorship, Equity and Inclusion and Health Innovation. In her spare she enjoys spending time outdoors whether that means hiking, paddle boarding, or clam digging. 

Picture3Dr. Pooja Agrawal
Dr. Agrawal is the Immediate-Past President of the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM), an entity within SAEM, dedicated to enhancing the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in Emergency Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Global Health Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University. Dr. Agrawal’s academic research focuses on 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. 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), the refugee resettlement agency in New Haven, Connecticut. 

IMG_0547-EditDr. Jenny Castillo

Jenny Castillo, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine for Columbia University Medical Center, and an Attending Physician within the New York Presbyterian Columbia’s Emergency Medicine Department. Her passion is physician wellbeing and is currently the Director of Wellness for the Department of Emergency Medicine.  She is working on projects involving wellness in the workplace environment,  promoting wellness operational improvements and creating a cultural change within medicine. Regionally, Dr. Castillo is the co-founder of NYC EM Well-being Alliance, a collaboration of emergency medicine physicians working on wellbeing initiatives. Additionally, Dr. Castillo is pursuing wellbeing-based research projects and participates on the national level through several wellness committees.


Picture5Dr. Taylor Stavely
Dr.  Stavely is a PGY3 resident at Emory Department of Emergency Medicine. She leads her department as a chief resident as well as the resident chair of an innovative mentorship program for women in EM. She serves as the resident member of the Executive Committee of AWAEM. Her research interests include the barriers that women in academic medicine face in finding mentors and the ways in which gender affects professional development.