Featured Guests
    • General Surgery
    General Surgeon, Author
    General Surgeon, Author
    • Surgeon at Self-employed
    Dr. Kathryn A. (Kathy) Hughes is a board certified General Surgeon, who has spent the majority of her career in private practice in community hospitals. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is a member of the Association of Women Surgeons, The American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. She is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, where she is Vice-President of the North Essex District, also representing her district in the House of Delegates, and serves on the Committee on Women in Medicine. She has been active throughout her career on numerous hospital committees, and has held hospital leadership positions including Chief of Surgery positions and Vice-President of Medical Staff; these positions have fostered and developed her interest and expertise in medical ethics and quality/peer review including measures and processes, in addition to her clinical interests and practice. She has given numerous talks and lectures, to both colleagues and for community events, and has appeared on radio and local television. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College, graduating Magna cum Laude with a degree in Biochemistry. Her Doctor of Medicine degree was earned at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. Her Post-graduate Surgical training (residency) began in the University of Nevada School of Medicine system (University Medical Center in Las Vegas, and the Reno Veteran's Administration Hospital), from which she transferred back to Washington, DC to complete her residency at The George Washington University Hospital program. She blogs from Behind the Mask, behindthemaskmd.com. You can follow the blog directly on Wordpress, or via Facebook on the Behind the Mask page.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Radiology
    • innovative care delivery models
    • precision medicine
    • machine learning
    Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and Board of Directors Member at American Physician Scientists Association
    Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and Board of Directors Member at American Physician Scientists Association

    Dania Daye, MD, PhD completed an internal medicine internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is currently pursuing radiology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Daye graduated from the University of Pennsylvania MD-PhD program, with election to Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her PhD in Bioengineering as an HHMI-NIBIB Interfaces scholar. Her interests lie at the intersection of machine learning, precision medicine and innovative care delivery models.  Dr. Daye served as the 2012-2013 President of the American Physician Scientists Association and currently serves on the board of directors. 

    Director, Women in Medicine & Science at the AAMC
    Director, Women in Medicine & Science at the AAMC
    Diana Lautenberger, M.A., is director for women in medicine and science initiatives and serves as the group program leader for one of the 23 professional development groups at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS). Ms. Lautenberger leads the AAMC’s initiatives related to gender equity and the advancement of women in medicine and science. She sets the overall strategy and manages the operations for the Group on Women in Medicine and Science to promote equitable working environments and develop resources for women in academic medicine to advance their careers. In addition to working with GWIMS, Ms. Lautenberger develops and facilitates two professional development seminars for junior and mid-career women faculty to learn the skills needed to succeed as leaders in academic medicine. Prior to her role with GWIMS, Ms. Lautenberger led a number of leadership and engagement initiatives aimed at faculty development for the AAMC. Responsible for curriculum design and implementation, she oversaw two leadership development programs for faculty aimed at aspiring leaders, department chairs, and associate deans to equip them with leadership skills needed to deal with the impending changes of the academic and healthcare environments. Additionally, she managed the operations of the Faculty Forward Engagement Survey to promote knowledge around faculty engagement and organizational performance improvement strategies. Ms. Lautenberger received a B.A. in Political Science and Art History from the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA and a Masters in art education from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. She volunteers as a free-lance art educator of all ages for various DC area museums and community organizations.
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    Associate Director of Women’s Academic Advancement for FAME, OSU College of Medicine
    Associate Director of Women’s Academic Advancement for FAME, OSU College of Medicine
    • Associate Professor-Clinical, Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at The Ohio State University. She is also the Sarah Ross Soter Chair in Womens Cardiovascular Health and the Section Director for Preventive Cardiology and Women’s Cardiovascular Health at The Ohio State University. She was previously the associate director of the Center for Women’s Cardiovascular Health at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern University until 2010, where she was the Lawrence E. and Nancy S. Glick Family Distinguished Physician in Women’s Cardiovascular Health. Her exceptional commitment to the study of women and cardiac diseases has won her numerous awards and distinctions, including being named by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of Chicago’s “Top 40 under 40,” a list that honors 40 outstanding individuals who have made a major impact in their respective industries before the age of 40. Dr. Gulati is passionate about the study of women and heart disease with a specific interest in fitness and prevention. She is the principal investigator of the St. James Women Take Heart Project, a study examining cardiac risk factors in women, which set new standards for women’s fitness levels. She is also the principal investigator of the STILETTO Study, a randomized trial of women with Cardiac Syndrome X. She also is a co-investigator on theWomen Ischemic Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) study and previously served as a co-investigator on the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). She is a co-author of the most recent guidelines published by the American Heart Association for heart disease prevention in women.
    • Geriatric Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    Executive Director, American Medical Women's Association
    Executive Director, American Medical Women's Association
    • Past President at American Medical Women's Association

    Dr. Eliza Lo Chin is Executive Director and a past president of the American Medical Women's Association.  She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Harvard Medical School, and Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. She trained in primary care internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. After her training, she joined the clinical faculty at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons where she was Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine. As a young wife and mother, Dr. Chin became interested in the unique challenges facing women in medicine. From 1999-2001, she compiled writings from women in medicine, culminating in the publication of This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine in 2002. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Women’s Leadership Institute of Mill’s College and was featured in the National Library of Medicine’s exhibition, Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians. She is the recipient of the Bertha Van Hoosen Award, the AMWA Presidential Award, and the AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC) Physician Mentor Recognition. Dr. Chin currently resides in Northern California with her husband Dr. Douglas Chin and their three children. She practices medicine part-time with a focus in geriatrics. As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, she continues to be involved in medical education. She has lectured widely on the topic of women in medicine both locally and nationally. In her spare time, she has been an active school and community volunteer. She enjoys traveling with her family.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Physician Development Coach at Helane Fronek MD Coaching and Consulting
    Over the past 30 years I have had a fascinating and fulfilling career in medicine, initially practicing as a general internist and then as a procedural specialist, caring for patients with vein disorders. I’ve been an employee in a large, multi-specialty group and have run my own, solo practice. As Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC- San Diego School of Medicine, I’m thrilled to be teaching medical students crucial communication skills along with many other aspects involved in the practice of medicine. I continue to see patients at La Jolla Vein Care in La Jolla, California. Currently, I am a Certified Physician Development Coach, working with individual and groups of physicians to regain their sense of who they are and take the steps to create a life that brings them greater joy and satisfaction
    • Pain Medicine
    • Anesthesiology
    • Medical Education
    • Health Policy
    • Pharmacy
    • Pain Medicine
    • Key Opinion Leaders
    • Governance/policy/international medical graduates/administration
    • Executive Leadership
    • Women's Studies
    Anesthesiologist, Pharmacologist, Pain Specialist, Author, Executive Physician Leader
    Anesthesiologist, Pharmacologist, Pain Specialist, Author, Executive Physician Leader
    • Senior Vice President, Medical Strategy & Government Affairs at Heron Therapeutics, Inc.

    Dr. Anita Gupta is board certified anesthesiologist, pain specialist and pharmacologist with a masters in public policy and a certificate in health policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She has received the Learner Award from the American Association of Medical Colleges in Washington D.C., has been a FDA Advisor and has been in healthcare for over 20 years. She previously has been a founding fellow of the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School and trained at the Wharton Total Leadership Program, and has been a working group member of the GIEESC/World Health Organization member, and has been featured as a medical expert on CNN, Fox News, Forbes, and many others. She has been the recipient of the Patients Choice and Compassionate Physician Award and author of internationally selling textbooks by Oxford University Press, Interventional Pain Medicine and Pharmacology in Anesthesia Practice and 50 Studies Every Anesthesiologist Should Know. She completed the public advocacy fellowship with the Mayday Foundation and has been called upon to discuss high profile medical topics involving Tiger Woods, Bill Cosby, Angelina Jolie and Prince. Dr. Gupta’s contributions have earned her recognition for community service, research, and pain medicine expertise. She completed her Doctorate in Pharmacy at Rutgers and her medical degree from UMDNJ and her residency in anesthesiology at Georgetown University and clinical scientist training at National Institutes of Health. Following residency, Dr. Gupta completed a pain fellowship from Johns Hopkins University.

    • Pain Medicine
    Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management -- Clements University Hospital
    Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management -- Clements University Hospital
    Stephanie I. Byerly, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at University of Texas, Southwestern (UTSW), in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Byerly is the Director of Perioperative Services for University Hospitals at UTSW. She is currently a faculty and resident mentor and is the Faculty Sponsor for a Medical Student Women’s Medical Elective. Additionally, she is a Mentor for the Medical School Colleges. Dr. Byerly is past Chief of Staff and Director of Anesthesiology at Zale Lipshy University Hospital. She has participated in a Women’s Health Forum with members of the Today Show. She is passionate concerning issues women in medicine face.
    • Clinical Pathology
    Chair, Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Committee on Women in Medicine
    Chair, Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Committee on Women in Medicine
    • Senior Medical Consultant, Inspector, Medical Review Officer and Laboratory Director at MCS
    Dr. Cajigas is a Senior Medical Consultant, Inspector, Medical Review Officer and Laboratory Director who trained in pathology at the major Harvard Hospitals. At the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), in addition to cytopathology, she specialized with the late Dr. Robert Scully, a giant in gynecologic pathology and brilliant editor of the NEJM Case Records of MGH. He instilled in Dr. Cajigas a love for women's health, encouraging her to Chair the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Committee on Women in Medicine (CWIM), which she has been revamping. In that role, Dr. Cajigas has advanced women's health and leadership by her major contribution to creating the first Women's Health Forum and reformatting the Women's Leadership Program. She is revamping the women's section of the MMS Library and spearheading a new book of inspiring stories of women physicians. Additionally, Dr. Cajigas has been empowering physicians by involving them in events and honoring them with Certificates and/or inducting them into an "Honor Roll" she masterminded. Dr. Cajigas has served as a member of the MMS House of Delegates and several committees. She also has been advancing women's health through Keynote addresses, panels, health fairs, radio and television programs. A visionary, teacher and altruist, Dr. Cajigas has a track record of holding multiple leadership positions, teaching students, trainees and peers, as well as the community at-large, creating awareness about health topics in addition to opportunities for community involvement and personal and professional enrichment. Dr. Cajigas directed the entire Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department and multiple laboratories of a Harvard-affiliated institution. She continues directing clinical laboratories and leading national laboratory inspection teams. Dr. Cajigas has received many recognitions for her contributions to medicine, women's health, community service, outstanding service and leadership.