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.
Maria Aramburu, MD, and Anjali Malik, MD
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
The Plight of Women in Academic Medicine in the Time of COVID-19
May 27, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PMMSDC's Women in Medicine Section is hosting a focused webinar on the challenges women in academic medicine face, especially now during the pandemic.
Imposter Syndrome in Medicine and How To Overcome It
August 12, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMThis interactive workshop provides an in-depth look into imposter syndrome, why women in medicine are at risk and provide a specific action plan to overcome it.
Parenting During The Pandemic
August 19, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:30 PMJoin us for a special program on parenting during COVID-19.
Dr. StartUp - Physician Entrepreneurship In Uncertain Times
September 23, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:15 PMTips from a successful physician entrepreneur on how to develop new ideas and execute strategies for healthcare sustainability and success.
Climate Change & Sustainability: Your Health and the Healthcare Industry
October 14, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PMLearn how climate change has affected allergies, the extent to which air pollution affects our health, and the importance of sustainability for better health.
National Women Physicians Day
February 3, 2021Annual celebration in honor of women physicians
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."