Authors
    • Internal Medicine
    • Medical Education
    • General Internal Medicine
    Senior Associate Dean for education at Washington university in St Louis
    Senior Associate Dean for education at Washington university in St Louis

    Eva Aagaard, MD, FACP is Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Education at Washington University School of Medicine. In these roles, she oversees medical education across the continuum including undergraduate (UME), graduate (GME) and continuing medical education. At University of Colorado School of Medicine, she developed and served as Founding Director of their internationally recognized Academy of Medical Educators. Nationally she led development of the Society of General Internal Medicine TEACH Program. Internationally she developed the Health Education Advanced Leadership Program in Zimbabwe (HEALZ). Dr. Aagaard is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Specialty Board, Council Member for the Society of General Internal Medicine, and past co-chair of the National Board of Medical Examiners Ambulatory Care Test Development Committee and several item review committees. She served as a core member of the Milestones in Internal Medicine Committee. Her areas of interest include curriculum reform, competency-based education and assessment and teaching across the continuum of health professions education from UME through practicing provider. She has won more than 15 awards for clinical excellence, teaching, and humanism in medicine, including the University of Colorado’s President’s Teaching Award, the Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Career Mentoring Award, and the Elizabeth Gee Award for the Advancement of Women at the University of Colorado.  

  • Dr. Mona M. Abaza is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine. A board certified Otolaryngologist and Laryngology fellowship trained. She received her medical degree from The Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University) She completed her Otolaryngology residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. Thereafter, she completed her Laryngology fellowship training at Graduate Hospital and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. She maintains active interest in professional voice research as a peer-elected member of the International Association of Phonosurgeons, the American Bronch-esophagology Association, the Triological Society and the American Laryngologic Association. She has also been active in medical education, completing a Master of Science in Higher Education program at Drexel University in 2010. She is a member of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Academy of Medical Educators and runs the Teaching Certificate Program. She has been the Residency Program Director for Otolaryngology since 2006. She is a governing council member of the Otolaryngology Program Director Organization and an Administrative Board member for the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), where she chairs the Faculty Resilience Task Force. She is active in Women’s Leadership in her specialty, as a founding member of the governing council of the section of her national academy, she is also the immediate past-chair of the section and co-founder of a yearlong leadership program.