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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.
Gricelda Gomez, referred to by most as Gigi, is completing her 4th year of medical school at Harvard Medical School (HMS). She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. in Business Administration. She has been active member in the Latino Medical Student Association at HMS and in the Northeast Region. She served as LMSA-NE’s Co-Chair during the 2015-2016 school year. Due to the amazing mentorship she has had throughout her life, as co-chair she plans to improve and expand the relationship and mentorship opportunities with undergraduate schools and high schools in the region. Gigi took a year off after her 3rd year of medical school to complete an MPH in Health Policy. She is interested in eliminating health disparities in the US, with a focus on Latino Health. She plans to pursue a career in Urology.