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    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.
    • 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.

    • Pain Medicine
    • Anesthesiology
    • Medical Education
    • Pharmacy
    • Executive Leadership
    Anesthesiologist, Pharmacologist, Pain Specialist, Author
    Anesthesiologist, Pharmacologist, Pain Specialist, Author

    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.

    • Internal Medicine
    Director, Office of Professional Development & Career Guidance, University of Miami
    Director, Office of Professional Development & Career Guidance, University of Miami
    • Associate Dean for Student Services at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
    Dr. Hilit Mechaber is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM). She received her BS (1992) and MD (1995) degrees from the University of Miami, and was a member of the Honors Program in Medicine. Dr. Mechaber completed her post-graduate training in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center in 1998, and returned to her alma mater to join the faculty at UMMSM in 1998. She holds appointments in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine and Community Health. She has been a core member of the teaching faculty of the Generalist Education in Medicine programs, and continues to teach medical students in their multidisciplinary ambulatory care clerkship, as well as the physical diagnosis programs. Dr. Mechaber’s professional niche is in the area of career development and work-life balance. In addition to practicing academic general internal medicine, she directs the Office of Professional Development and Career Guidance for medical students. She and her team assist students in their selection of medical specialties, and provide mentoring throughout multiple transitions in school and beyond. Dr. Mechaber has been actively involved in the national dialogue promoting personal-professional balance and flexible career options for physicians with a focus on the academic medicine workforce. She was invited to serve on the Association of Specialty Professors National Task Force on Part-Time Careers and the AAMC Careers in Medicine National Advisory Committee. She also currently holds the position of Chair of the Southern Region Group on Student Affairs, and served as the University of Miami Institutional representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Women in Medicine and Science for the past 8 years. In 2008, Dr. Mechaber was appointed as dean for student services, and in this capacity she creates and oversees programs and resources available for medical student support. She continues to teach and mentor medical students and junior faculty. Dr. Mechaber values her role as a medical educator and has been recognized by her students and faculty alike with several teaching and community awards for her efforts. She is the proud mother of two daughters and married to a fellow academic general internist and dean of medical education.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Medical Education

    Lori Wagner, MD, MA, FACP is a General Internist, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Primary Care Education Program (PRIME) for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Louisville School of Medicine (ULSOM). She is the Associate Chief of Staff for Education at the affiliated Robley Rex Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Wagner received a BA in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University, her MD degree from the Medical College of Georgia; and she completed her training in Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee: Chattanooga. Since joining the faculty at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1998, she completed a Certification in Health Professional Education and a MA in Higher Education at the University of Louisville. Dr. Wagner was selected as the University of Louisville's representative to the Association of American Medical College's (AAMC) Group on Women in Medicine & Science (GWIMS) and more recently was elected as a AAMC GWIMS Steering Committee Member-At-Large. Additionally she cofounded the Louisville Women in Medicine & Science (L-WIMS) organization at ULSOM.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    General Internal Medicine
    General Internal Medicine
    • Hospitalist at Seton Hays
    Naomi James, MD, is a hospitalist at Seton Medical Center Hays in Austin, Texas. She is board certified in internal medicine and completed her residency at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, MA. She went to medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Her personal quote is "The physician needs a clear head and a kind heart."
    • Internal Medicine
    Internal Medicine Physician in Mississippi
    Internal Medicine Physician in Mississippi
    • Retired at Retired
    Ruby Moy, MD, graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1975 and finished her internal medicine residency at the University of Mississippi in 1978. Dr. Moy was initially an emergency room physician in various ERs in Mississippi. After starting a family, Dr. Moy worked for the Mississippi Social Security and Disability for 20 years part-time.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Health Policy
    Visiting Fellow, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
    Visiting Fellow, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
    • Attending Physician at Boston VA Hospital System
    Recently Director of Health Care Policy and Strategy for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services within the Patrick-Murray Administration, Ann Hwang, MD, is now a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Additionally, Dr. Hwang is an Attending Physician at the Boston VA Hospital System. Dr. Hwang received her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. She then went on to finish her internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital.