Women in Medicine
The number of women in medicine is steadily rising and in 2019, more women than men enrolled in medical school. MSDC's Women in Medicine Section is physician-led and is dedicated to address the needs of women in medicine. The Section is open to women and men.
Purpose: to increase the number and influence of women physicians in leadership roles both within the greater District of Columbia medical community and MSDC; provide a networking and mentoring forum for women physicians; and discuss issues important to women physicians, i.e. women’s health.
Programs and Activities:
Since its inception, the Women in Medicine Section has hosted a wide range of in-person and virtual events to further its cause. Highlights of the section's innovative programming include but are not limited to a workshop on work-life boundaries, imposter syndrome and the impact of COVID-19 on women in academic medicine, and a tour of a woman-owned distillery.
If you would like to get involved in the Women in Medicine Section, sign up here.
MSDC's Women Past Presidents
Dr. Dorothy A. Starr (1980)
Dr. Roselyn P. Epps (1992)
Dr. Laura L. Tosi (2014)
Dr. Carla Sandy (2016)
Dr. J. Desiree Pineda (2020)
(President-elect Dr. Kirstiaan Nevin)
MSDC's Current Women Physician Leaders
Dr. Susanne Bathgate (Chair of the Board of Directors, At-large)
Dr. Kirstiaan Nevin (President-elect)
Dr. J. Desiree Pineda (Immediate Past President, AMA Delegate)
Dr. Laurie Duncan (Secretary)
Dr. Theresa Stone (At-large)
Women in Medicine Events
2021 MSDC Annual Meeting and Gala
October 29, 2021 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMMSDC members can "design a better future" at our annual member event.
MSDC Membership for MedStar Physicians
September 21, 2021 5:30 PM to 6:30 PMJoin MedStar physician leaders and MSDC leaders for an overview of MSDC advocacy and benefits for employed physicians of MedStar Health
Dietary Treatment for Hot Flashes: An Alternative to Hormones?
August 30, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMOnlineLearn about dietary changes that can ease significant symptoms women suffer during menopause.
Emotional Inflammation: Discover Your Triggers and Reclaim Your Equilibrium During Anxious Times
August 25, 2021 10:00 AM to 10:00 AMJoin MSDC President Dr. EW Emanuel as he interviews MSDC member, author, and activist Lise Van Susteren, MD.
Taking Health to New Heights
July 15, 2021 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMThe Yards - Penthouse Pool ClubJoin us on a rooftop oasis for our first in-person event aimed at physician wellbeing. This event is for members only.
Women In Medicine
Financial Services Partner
"While the coronavirus is affecting every area of our lives, many women are encountering a unique set of pressures. We're taking concrete action to help improve women's experiences. We will speak to these new challenges head-on, with timely and relevant insights and advice that can make a real difference in the lives of women today."