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 three full professors and many 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.
- 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
Louise Prince, MD, Clinical Professor. Women in Emergency Medicine leader
Christine Stork, Pharm D, Professor, Clinical Toxicologist. Clinical Director of the Upstate Poison Center
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).
Risa Farber-Heath, DO, Associate Professor. Assistant Director Emergency Medicine Acting Internship; Course Director for Transition to Residency; Member College of Medicine Curriculum Committee
Asalim Thabet, MD, Clinical Associate Professor. Emergency Medicine Wellness Officer
Susan Wojcik, PhD, ATC, Associate Professor. Emergency Medicine Director of Research; Chair of Department Research Committee; Chair Department Promotion and Tenure Committee
Leah Bennett, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor. Assistant Director of the Pediatric Clerkship
Jennalee Cizenski, MD, Assistant Professor. Director of Resident Orientation
Erin Hanley, MD, Assistant Professor. Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship and the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Acting Internship
Samantha Jones, MD, Assistant Professor. Emergency Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
Deborah Mann, MD, Assistant Professor. Medical Advisor Upstate Connect
Allison McCrone, MD, Assistant Professor. Medical Director for Upstate Golisano After Hours Care
Rhonda Philopena, MD, Assistant Professor. Assistant Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Acting Internship
Kelsey Stack, DO, Assistant Professor. Vice Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
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, Clinical 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.
Accolades and Achievements
Asalim Thabet, MD, recognized as the December 2021 Exceptional Moments in Teaching by the Upstate Medical University College of Medicine. (December 2021)
Kelsey Stack, DO, recognized by New York ACEP as one of the Unsung Heros in New York Emergency Departments. (October 2021).
Erin Hanley, MD, interviewed on Upstate's Healthlink on Air Podcast titled "Safe sleep for babies: 2 pediatricians explain how." (September 2021).
Jeanna Marraffa, Pharm.D., MPH, DABAT, receives a 2021 President's Award for Voluntary Faculty at the Upstate Fall Faculty Convocation. (September 2021).