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Upstate Women In Emergency Medicine

The Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to have over 30 women faculty members along with 4 fellows and 8 residents in 2021.  The presence of women in the department is strong and vibrant.  We have the only full professor and 50% of our departmental associate professors.  Our department prides itself in helping each individual member to find just the right fit clinically, academically, in research and in leadership that works for them in their lives.

 

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Mission

Women in Emergency Medicine is a committee that seeks to provide a network of professional and personal support, mentorship, education, and information exchange for women in the Department of Emergency Medicine.  We seek to provide opportunities for success for women in an academic emergency department.

Goals

  • To promote professional advancement and leadership for women within the Department of Emergency Medicine including providing opportunities for women to acquire the necessary skills and strategies needed to ensure equality of participation, professional advancement and compensation.
  • To acknowledge and promote the importance of diversity, humanism, varied career paths, personal wellness and a healthy, balanced life for all in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
  • To provide mentoring opportunities and mutual support for women in emergency medicine, including providing positive role models for fellows, residents, medical students, and allied health professionals.
  • To assure that women are provided the opportunity to attain senior faculty rank and leadership positions identifying possible barriers to the professional advancement of women in the Department of Emergency Medicine and to develop strategies to address them.
  • To promote the recruitment and retention of female faculty.
  • To compile and share knowledge, information, and resources concerning issues pertaining to women in academic EM through research, education, and faculty development initiatives
  • To serve as a resource to the Department of Emergency Medicine on issues related to women in Emergency Medicine.
  • To communicate widely the successes of women in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Women in University and Department Leadership

Christine Stork, Pharm D, Professor, Clinical Toxicologist.  Clinical Director of the Upstate Poison Center

Susan Wojcik, PhD, ATC, Associate Professor. Emergency Medicine Director of Research; Chair of Department Research Committee; Chair Department Promotion and Tenure Committee

Jennifer Campoli, DO, Associate Professor. Assistant Director of the Emergency Medicine Clerkship; Assistant Program Director Emergency Medicine Residency; Advisor to Women in Residency Life (WiRL).

Kelsey Stack, DO, Assistant Professor. Vice Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Erin Hanley, MD, Assistant Professor. Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship and the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Acting Internship

Allison McCrone, MD, Assistant Professor. Medical Director for Upstate Golisano After Hours Care; Course Director, Practice of Medicine

Samantha Jones, MD, Assistant Professor. Emergency Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Asalim Thabet, MD, Assistant Professor. Emergency Medicine Wellness Officer

Louise Prince, MD, Associate Professor. Women in Emergency Medicine leader

Leah Bennett, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor. Assistant Director of the Pediatric Clerkship

Risa Farber, DO, Assistant Professor. Assistant Director Emergency Medicine Acting Internship; Course Director for Transition to Residency; Member College of Medicine Curriculum Committee

Jennalee Cizenski, MD, Assistant Professor. Director of Resident Orientation

Deborah Mann, MD, Assistant Professor. Medical Advisor Upstate Connect

Rhonda Philopena, MD, Assistant Professor. Assistant Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Acting Internship

Dana Finch, DO. Assistant Director Oswego Emergency Department

Mary Lee DiRubbo, MD, Clinical Assistant Emergency Medicine. Director VA Emergency Department

State and national leadership positions

Louise Prince, MD, Associate Professor. NYACEP Government Affairs Committee;  Current ACEP Councilor; Past President NYACEP.  NYACEP Physician of the Year Award Recipient 2020

Jeanna Marraffa, Pharm.D., Associate Professor. Secretary, American Academy of Clinical Toxicology

Mary DiRubbo, MD, is the VA VISN 2 Co-Chief of Emergency Medicine serving NY and NJ as well as a faculty member of the National Sim Learn Center for the VA.

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