Helen Burstin

Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP

Vice-Chair, Executive Board GEMS Alliance

Dr. Burstin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) ,a coalition of 47 specialty societies representing more than 800,000 physicians. As the national organization of specialty societies, CMSS provides a forum to address emerging issues across specialties that influence the future of healthcare and the patients we serve. CMSS catalyzes improvement across specialties through convening, collaborating, and collective action. Dr. Burstin formerly served as Chief Scientific Officer of The National Quality Forum(NQF). Prior to joining NQF, she was the Director of the Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).Prior to joining AHRQ, Dr. Burstin was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and served as Director of Quality Measurement at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

She is the author of more than 100 articles and book chapters on quality, safety, equity, and measurement. Dr. Burstin currently serves on the boards of Academy Health and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. A graduate of the State University of New York at Upstate College of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Burstin completed her residency training in primary care internal medicine at Boston City Hospital and fellowship in General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Eliza Chin, MD, MPH, MACP

Eliza Chin, MD, MPH, MACP

Dr. Chin is the Executive Director of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). She is the editor of This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine and was featured in the National Library of Medicine Exhibition, Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians. Dr. Chin has served as co-chair/co-director of national/international meetings, executive producer of the short film At Home and Over There: American Women Physicians in WWI, and member of several advisory/editorial boards. She has been a visiting scholar with the Women’s Leadership Institute of Mills College, and California delegate to Vision 2020.

A recipient of several awards, she is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of AMWA. She is a leader within the Medical Women’s International Association and an AMWA Representative to the United Nations Department of Global Communications. Her interests include women’s leadership and mentoring, women’s health, geriatrics, medical humanities, and history of women in medicine. A graduate of UC Berkeley, she received her MD from Harvard Medical School and her MPH from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. She completed training in Internal Medicine Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, with an interest in women’s health. She previously served on the faculty of Columbia University. Dr. Chin is Assistant Professor (Vol) at the University of California, San Francisco. She and her husband have three children.

Rebecca Fisher, PhD

Rebecca Fisher, PhD

Dr. Fisher is a Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU), Director of Anatomy in ASU Health, and a member of the National Commission for Lymphatic Diseases in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Prior to joining ASU, she was a founding faculty member, Director of the Gross Anatomy Laboratory, and Interim Department Chair at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, where she designed the anatomy curriculum and the gross anatomy laboratory. Dr. Fisher is the recipient of ten teaching awards, including the Basmajian Award from the American Association for Anatomy (AAA), and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honors Society in recognition of her leadership in fostering empathy in the anatomy lab and humanism in the practice of medicine. In 2021, Dr. Fisher was named a Fellow of the AAA, the first Latina to receive this honor, and in 2023 she was the inaugural recipient of the AAA’s Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.

Dr. Fisher previously served on the Board of Directors for the AAA and on the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies for the Association of American Medical Colleges. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her Ph.D. from Yale University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution. Trained as an anatomist and paleontologist, Dr. Fisher investigates the functional anatomy of vertebrates and cephalopods and collaborates with engineers to design bio-inspired robots for medical and industrial applications. She also studies the use of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and other emerging technologies in medical education.

Amy S. Gottlieb, MD, FACP

Amy S. Gottlieb, MD, FACP

Amy S. Gottlieb, MD, is a physician executive, higher ed leader, and nationally recognized expert in pay equity.

In addition to her clinical focus in women’s health, Dr. Gottlieb has devoted her career to creating strategies and programs that support the success of women in medicine and science through mentorship, sponsorship, and equitable access to professional opportunity. In 2021 she published her book, Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine: A Roadmap for Healthcare Organizations and the Women Physicians Who Work for Them, which offered the first comprehensive assessment of how cultural expectations of women and traditional ways of determining compensation work together to perpetuate the gender pay gap. Dr. Gottlieb has led efforts nationwide to help institutions understand how embedded organizational structures can inadvertently lead to pay inequities and how to address these hidden drivers of disparity. As a speaker, author of numerous articles (including publications in the New England Journal of Medicine and Academic Medicine), and Principal at Grays West Advisors, LLC, she continues her thought leadership and advocacy in this arena. She currently works with institutions across the country to explore how their pay practices lead to salary inequity and to provide tailored strategies, infrastructure, and operations that support and sustain equitable compensation among their workforces.

Dr. Gottlieb is currently Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Women in Medicine and Science Steering Committee and former Chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Women and Medicine Commission. She founded the Society’s Career Advising Program, a sponsorship initiative to support women’s professional advancement, which has engaged 500 individuals over the past decade and for which she received the Society’s highest recognition for contributions to the organization, the Elnora M. Rhodes Service Award.

Most recently, Dr. Gottlieb was the inaugural Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs, Advancement, and Inclusion and Professor of Clinical Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. Previously, she served as the inaugural Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate and as Chief Faculty Development Officer at Baystate Health, a large, diversified health system in western Massachusetts. Prior to this VP-level position, Dr. Gottlieb was on the faculty at Brown University where she held several educational, clinical, and administrative roles. She completed her residency in general internal medicine at Brown, earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago, and received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard. Dr. Gottlieb worked in Corporate Finance in New York City prior to entering medicine.

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil

Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., is the Lawrence W. Davis Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University. Author of over 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including multiple high-impact studies in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, and JAMA, her research to promote gender equity has been funded by U54 and R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health as well as large independent grants from philanthropic foundations. She has mentored dozens of others in research investigating women’s under-representation in senior positions in academic medicine and the mechanisms that must be targeted to promote equity. Active in organized medicine, she has served on the Steering Committee of the AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine in Science and now serves on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine and ACR’s Commission for Women and Diversity. Her contributions have been recognized with her election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians, the Leadership Award of the AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science, LEAD Oncology’s Woman of the Year Award, AMWA’s Woman in Science Award, and AMSA’s Women Leaders Award. Widely regarded as a thought leader, she is a fellow of the AAAS, ASCO, ASTRO, AAWR, and the Hastings Center.

Shikha Jain, MD, FACP

Shikha Jain, MD, FACP

Dr. Jain is Founder of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Women in Medicine®, and Chair of the Women in Medicine Summit. She also is the CEO/Co-Founder of the action, advocacy and amplification organization IMPACT. She was named one of Medscapes 25 Rising Stars in Medicine in 2020, a Modern Healthcare Top 25 Emerging Leaders of 2019, and was awarded the Rising Star award by the LEAD Oncology Conference in 2019. She was selected as a ResearcHERS ambassador by the American Cancer Society, and was honored by 500 Women in Medicine. She leads the American Society for Clinical Oncology Women’s Networking Center taskforce, is a member of the ASCO Diversity and Inclusion taskforce, and serves on the Illinois State Medical Society’s Council on Communications and Membership Advocacy as well as the COVID19 taskforce. She is on the editorial board of Healio HemOnc Today and is the consulting medical editor for Healio Women in Oncology and host of the podcast Oncology Overdrive.

She has been recognized as a thought leader by Doximity and the OpEd project. Dr. Jain gave a TEDx talk on the gender moonshot and the importance of gender parity in healthcare. She has written for several national publications including CNN, USA Today, Newsweek Scientific American, The Hill, US News, Physician’s Weekly, Doximity. Dr. Jain is a board-certified hematologist/oncologist, and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Director of Communications Strategies in Medicine and the Associate Director of Oncology Communication and Digital Innovation for the University of Illinois Cancer Center.

Jenny Mladenovic, MD, MBA, MACP

Jenny Mladenovic, MD, MBA, MACP

Chair, Executive Board GEMS Alliance
Founder, President/CEO Center for Women in Academic Medicine and Science

Dr. Jenny Mladenovic is President/CEO of the Center for Women in Academic Medicine and Science (cwams.org) and Chair/Founder of the GEMS ALLIANCE (Gender Equity in academic Medicine and Science, gemsalliance.org. Over her 35 years in academic medicine, Dr. Mladenovic acquired a broad understanding of the multitude of issues that shape the trajectory of women’s careers and is passionately committed to advancing opportunities for women to flourish in these environments. Previously she was Executive Vice-President and Provost at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), where she developed creative faculty and science initiatives, a new school of public health, an interprofessional rural campus, and a university-wide partnership in Southeast Asia. Previously she held positions as senior associate dean at two institutions, and as chairman or chief of medicine. The creation of mutually beneficial partnerships between the academic health center and its communities were the hallmark of her efforts.

Dr. Mladenovic is an AOA graduate of the University of Washington, and trained in internal medicine and hematology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Stanford University, and the University of Washington. For 18 years, she had an NIH/VA funded laboratory focused on hematopoietic cell differentiation. Nationally, she held leadership roles in the APM, ABIM, ABMS, ASH, ACGME, and SUSME. She holds an MBA from the University of Miami, and is a certified mediator. She and her husband have four adult children. Most recently she was President of the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research. She currently also serves as Senior Advisor to the Lasker Foundation.

Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, FRCP, FIDSA

Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, MACP, FRCP, FIDSA, FAMWA, FEFIM

Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, FRCP, FIDSA is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Physicians (ACP). Board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases, Dr. Moyer has served on ACP’s Board of Regents, chaired ACP’s Board of Governors, and was Governor of ACP’s Pennsylvania Southeastern Chapter. As the Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors for the Council of Medical Subspecialty Societies, she continues to serve on its board. She also is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Primary Care Collaborative. Dr. Moyer is a member of Women of Impact, the 2020 Recipient of the American Medical Women’s Association Elizabeth Blackwell Award, and the recipient of the 2020 Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Alumni Achievement Award.

Prior to becoming ACP’s EVP and CEO, Dr. Moyer was a Professor of Medicine, Executive Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She was previously the Co-Faculty Advisor for the Temple University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Interest Group and for the Temple University School of Medicine Student Educating About Healthcare Policy Group. She received the Temple University School of Medicine Women in Medicine Mentoring Award in 2012. Dr. Moyer’s research and scholarly interests have been in the areas of medical education, high value care, patient safety, professionalism and digital media, gender equity, and HIV/infectious diseases. Dr. Moyer currently practices part time at the Temple University Internal Medicine Associates.

Nancy D. Spector, MD

Nancy D. Spector, MD

Nancy Spector, MD, is the Vice Dean for Faculty at Drexel University College of Medicine. Since 2016, she has served as the executive director of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program (ELAM). This national part-time intensive fellowship program, begun in 1995, is known for its long-standing contributions to women’s leadership in academic medicine, dentistry, public health, and pharmacy. She is a Professor of Pediatrics, and previously served as Vice Chair and Program Director in the Drexel’s Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Spector co-founded the I-Pass Institute, which seeks to train institutions in best handoff practices and aid in their implementation, and she currently serves as Chair of its Executive Council. She is a member of PROWD (Promoting and Respecting Our Women Doctors). Her expertise extends broadly in the areas of professional development, leadership skills, mentoring, gender equity, and curriculum development. Dr. Spector is a recipient of the AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Award for an Individual; the Elizabeth Bingham Award, Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Women in Science; the Miller Sarkin Mentoring Award from the Academic Pediatric Association, and the Robert S. Holm Award of Association of Pediatric Program Directors.

Dr. Spector is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed training in pediatrics, including chief residency, at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She is a 2010 ELAM fellow, and participated in the AAMC and the Macy Institute faculty development programs. She is a sought-after speaker in areas related to leadership and gender equity.

Rachel Villanueva, MD, FACOG

Rachel Villanueva, MD, FACOG

Dr. Villanueva is a woman’s health expert and advocate, committed to reproductive justice, health equity, workforce diversity, and disease prevention. She is currently the 122nd President of the National Medical Association, the nation’s oldest and largest professional organization representing African-American Physicians and their patients. Previously she served as chair of NMA’s board and Speaker of the House of Delegates. Dr. Villanueva is a member of the steering committee of the National Academy of Medicine Clinician Well-Being Action Collaborative, serves on the Health Policy Advisory Council for Centene and the Medical Advisory Group of the Black Health Trust. She is a member of the District 2 Safe Motherhood Initiative of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She serves as medical advisor to Expect, a streaming video app that provides safe at-home prenatal fitness classes. Dr. Villanueva is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Alumni of Yale Medicine, and is a former President of the Student National Medical Association.

Dr. Villanueva has been named one of the Influential African–American and Caribbean New Yorkers in Health as well as one of the Top Black Physicians in New York City by The Network Journal. Dr. Villanueva, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She earned a BS Degree and an MD Degree, cum laude, from Yale University and its medical school. She is board certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology and practices in New York City. An avid snowboarder, Bikram Yogi and tennis player, she is a proud native New Yorker of Haitian descent.