Women in Medicine Month 2020

Leading the Way: Women at the forefront of healthcare and medicine

Beginning September 1, the Department of Medicine will continue its tradition of celebrating the American Medical Association’s Women in Medicine Month. This year we will highlight women who are making a remarkable impact on three matters at the forefront on healthcare: the COVID-19 pandemic; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and patient care.

We invite you to follow along as we recognize the accomplishments of 30 exceptional women who are driving meaningful change and transforming the fields of healthcare and medicine.

Fighting COVID-19

Advancing equity

Transforming patient care

2020 Group Photo

Social distancing didn't put a stop to our annual #WIMMonth celebration! Over 100 inspiring faculty, staff, administrators, residents, fellows & trainees gathered virtually to commemorate the occasion with an incredible group photo.

Meet the women on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic:

Angela Rogers, MD, Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care

Angela Rogers led a multidisciplinary task force that developed guidelines for COVID-19 patient care

Aruna Subramanian, MD, Clinical Professor of Infectious Diseases

Aruna Subramanian is investigating favipiravir to see if it reduces symptoms and viral shedding in people with COVID-19

Evelyn Ling, MD, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Evelyn Ling successfully organized the Adaptable COVID-19 Treatment Trial

Upinder Singh, MD, Professor of Infectious Diseases

Upinder Singh is working to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through her research on interferon-lambda

Lydia Tam, Second-Year Medical Student

As a member of the S-CORPS mentorship program, Lydia Tam helped physicians care for patients

Michele Barry, MD, FACP, Drs. Ben & A. Jess Shenson Professor; Senior Associate Dean, Global Health; Director, Center For Innovation In Global Health; Professor Of Medicine and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute and the Freeman Spogli Institute

Michele Barry is interested in how the pandemic impacts women and marginalized groups

Lori Panu, Clinical Research Manager of the Stanford Center for Clinical Research

Lori Panu is overseeing several clinical trials

Neera Ahuja, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Division Chief of Hospital Medicine

Neera Ahuja is investigating remdesivir, an antiviral recently granted EUA by the FDA to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Mita Shah Hoppenfeld, MD, Rising Chief Resident in Internal Medicine

Mita Shah Hoppenfeld's GoFundMe raised money for fellow residents

Cati Brown-Johnson, PhD, Researcher of Primary Care and Population Health

Cati Brown-Johnson’s PPE Portrait Project put patients at ease


Featured Event

Virtual Group Photo and Happy Hour

Date: September 16

Time: 4 - 5 p.m.

Calling all women in medicine! The Department of Medicine is celebrating our annual Women in Medicine Month in (virtual) style.

We’ll be hosting a Zoom group photo/happy hour on Wednesday, September 16, from 4-5 p.m. to showcase all the amazing women in our department (faculty, staff, and trainees included, of course). 

More details to follow, but expect Zoom backgrounds, optional breakout discussion rooms, and more! Just log on  with your favorite drink nd remember to wear red.

Women in Medicine Stuck@Home Concert

Date: September 3

The Stuck@Home Concert series is returning on September 3 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. to  celebrate Women in Medicine Month. Hosts are Bryant Lin, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, and Jacqueline Genovese, executive director of the Medicine & the Muse Program. 

Women in Medicine Event: A Conversation Between Two Chairs

Date: September 21

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

TFeaturing Mary Hawn MD, chair of Stanford Department of Surgery, and Andra Blomkalns, MD, chair of Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine.

In honor of Women in Medicine Month, the chairs of two of our busiest departments, surgery and emergency medicine, will take part in a conversation touching on career choices, leadership styles, obstacles they have faced and what inspires them!

Join the Celebration!

Calling all #StanfordWIM: Celebrate with us on social media. Download a #WIMMonth Zoom background and share your stories, selfies, and photos with the hashtag #StanfordWIM. We’ll include these pictures on our website and social channels throughout the month.


Join the celebration by using our Stanford hashtag# StanfordWIM and the American Medical Association's hashtags, #WIMMonth and #HerTimeisNow


Zoom Backgrounds

We've created several Women in Medicine month Zoom backgrounds for you to use. Download your background of choice below, and view more options here