Speakers


WIM speakers represent a wide variety of fields, from clinical experts to international though leaders, from best selling authors and those in the C-suite to equity experts.

Liudmila Schafer, MD, FACP

Clinical, Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Liudmila Schafer, MD, FACP, an Associate Professor of Medicine and board-certified Medical Oncologist, specializing in Gastrointestinal malignancies, and Founder of The Doctor Connect movement. She helps physicians to stop sacrificing lives they work so hard for and creates collaboration of physicians to elevate their voices. She levels the playing field of knowledge around cancer treatment, clinical research, precision oncology, and wellness to help patients and healthcare professionals make informed decisions and bravely build the best life every day. She serves on the institutional, regional, and national committees.

Christy Harris Lemak PHD

Birmingham Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Christy Harris Lemak, PhD, FACHE teaches and conducts research in the areas of health care management and leadership, with an emphasis on how leadership and organizational factors can lead to high performance. She currently focuses on developing organizations where all leaders can thrive. Christy is on the boards of Community Hospital Corporation (Plano, TX), the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame and the National Center for Healthcare Leadership. She is the Past Chair of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and the Academy of Management Health Care Management Division and was previously a board member of the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education. Before coming to UAB, Christy was on the faculty of the University of Michigan where she directed the Griffith Leadership Center and was the Michael O. and Barbara Bice Professor of Health Services Research, Management and Policy at the University of Florida.  Christy holds a PhD from the University of Michigan, MHA and MBA degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a BS in Health Planning and Administration from the University of Illinois. 

Susan Hingle, MD, MACP, FRCP, FAMWA

Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Susan Hingle is an Internal Medicine specialist and a Professor of Medicine, who serves as Associate Dean for Human and Organizational Potential, and Director of Faculty Development at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and a medical degree from Rush University Medical College. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program. Dr. Hingle was awarded the prestigious AMWA Elizabeth Blackwell Career award. Additionally, she has received several other awards including the Golden Apple Award, the Excellence in Teaching Outstanding Teacher Award, the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, the Most Influential Faculty Award, and the Chair’s Resilience Award. Dr. Hingle was honored with ACP’s McDonald Award for Young Physicians and was awarded several ACP John Tooker Evergreen Award for Chapter Innovation. She has been active nationally in numerous organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine, the American Medical Women’s Association, and the American Medical Association. She served as Chair of the ACP Board of Regents and Chair of Board of Governors. She serves on the AMWA Board of Directors and the AMA Women Physician Section Governing Council. She was senior author on the ACP policy paper on gender equity in physician compensation and career advancement. Dr. Hingle strongly believes that we must focus on equity and inclusion as well as physician well-being and fulfillment if we are going to be able to reach our full potential as individuals, organizations, and a profession.

Julie Oyler MD

Chicago Clinical, Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Dr. Oyler is a Professor and Associate Program Director at the University of Chicago Internal Medicine Residency Program. She completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University and her medical degree and internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Chicago. She developed the University of Chicago Medicine’s Quality Assessment and Improvement Curriculum, a two year curriculum which has been used to teach over 500 Internal Medicine residents Practice-Based Learning and Improvement and Systems- Based Practice. Along with colleagues in General Surgery, Pediatrics and Hospital Administration, Dr. Oyler leads a Graduate Medical Education introductory course for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. She is currently co-director for the HealthCare Delivery Science Track at the U Chicago’s Pritzker, School of Medicine, which was developed to train medical student leaders in quality improvement and patient safety. Dr. Oyler also teaches quality improvement and patient safety for the AAMC Teach for Quality program, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Quality and Safety Educator Academy, and the American College of Physicians Advance QI program. She practices as a primary care provider on the south side of Chicago. She has been the Chair of the University of Chicago, Department of Medicine Women’s Committee since 2017 and has led initiatives like increasing the presence of “Women on the Walls” and “Increasing Awards Given to Female Faculty in Academics”.

Alison Escalante MD

Naperville Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Dr. Alison Escalante is on a mission to eradicate the epidemic of anxiety that impacts us as professionals and parents. Professionals operate on the edge of burnout, and parents (caught in a culture of criticism and perfectionism) are increasingly raising the most anxious generation of kids ever seen. Dr. Escalante developed a method rooted in neuroscience so we can take affection action under the pressure. She presented her Sigh, See, and Start method at TEDx. A Board Certified Pediatrician, and an Adjunct in Pediatrics at Rush University, Dr. Escalante publishes widely for a national audience. She writes on the science of human performance as a Forbes Contributor, and on the culture of anxiety as a Contributor for Psychology Today. Having studied the Cultural and Ideological History at Princeton, Dr. Escalante has unique insight into the way both organizational and social cultures impact our performance. As a speaker, Dr. Escalante has two audiences. Professionals find her innovative perspective on leadership actionable and eye-opening. Parents and teachers find their interactions with children improve dramatically when they apply her method.

Andrea Paul MD

Sarasota Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership

Andrea Paul, MD is a physician entrepreneur, business consultant, and venture capitalist in the digital health space with over a decade of experience. The co-founder of several healthcare companies and startups, including BoardVitals (an Inc. 500 company). She is also the founder at Health Media Experts and an active investor in the healthcare sector. Her speaking and teaching experience includes virtual and in-person speaking engagements ranging in topic from startups, digital health, healthcare business, medical marketing, venture capital, medical education, and leadership in the healthcare and education spaces.

Katrina Skinner, MD, FAAP

Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership

Alison Escalante MD

Naperville Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Dr. Alison Escalante is on a mission to eradicate the epidemic of anxiety that impacts us as professionals and parents. Professionals operate on the edge of burnout, and parents (caught in a culture of criticism and perfectionism) are increasingly raising the most anxious generation of kids ever seen. Dr. Escalante developed a method rooted in neuroscience so we can take affection action under the pressure. She presented her Sigh, See, and Start method at TEDx. A Board Certified Pediatrician, and an Adjunct in Pediatrics at Rush University, Dr. Escalante publishes widely for a national audience. She writes on the science of human performance as a Forbes Contributor, and on the culture of anxiety as a Contributor for Psychology Today. Having studied the Cultural and Ideological History at Princeton, Dr. Escalante has unique insight into the way both organizational and social cultures impact our performance. As a speaker, Dr. Escalante has two audiences. Professionals find her innovative perspective on leadership actionable and eye-opening. Parents and teachers find their interactions with children improve dramatically when they apply her method.

Andrea Boggild

Clinical, Non-Clinical Topics, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Dr. Andrea K. Boggild is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Medical Director of the Tropical Disease Unit of Toronto General Hospital. She is a licensed Medical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases physician with additional certifications in Tropical Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine, who provides care to patients with travel-acquired illnesses in her medical practice. As a Clinician Scientist in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, she has graduate supervisory privileges through the Institute of Medical Science and leads a research program in tropical medicine and travel and migration health. She serves in many leadership capacities nationally and internationally, including on advisory groups to the Public Health Agency of Canada and World Health Organization, and as the Editor-in-Chief for Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines. Dr. Boggild is an effective mentor to those who are underrepresented in STEM, and has a track record of success creating novel pathways to representation across the academic enterprise. She has a longstanding interest in the intersection of human and ecological health, as well as how socioeconomic and demographic inequities drive health disparities globally.

Avital O'Glasser MD, FACP

PORTLAND Clinical, Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Dr. Avital O’Glasser is a hospitalist and associate professor of medicine within the Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, and Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Her clinical practice focus is perioperative medicine, and she is the Medical Director of OHSU’s Preoperative Medicine Clinic. She is also the assistant program director for social media and scholarship for OHSU’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is the inaugural editor of the WIMS Blog. She is passionate about the multidisciplinary, comprehensive practice of perioperative medicine as an internist. In addition to perioperative medicine including the periop care of COVID-19 survivors, her academic interests include analyzing the role and effectiveness of social media within healthcare, particularly Twitter. She additionally engages her passion for examining and promoting the overlap between medicine and novel or non-traditional scholarship, for example exploring and advocating how we can capture impact and reach of non-traditional work such as digital scholarship on CVs and applications. In the spirit of encouraging and participating in digital scholarship, she also serves as the honorary chief of perioperative medicine for the internal medicine podcast The Curbsiders.

Christy Harris Lemak PHD

Birmingham Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Christy Harris Lemak, PhD, FACHE teaches and conducts research in the areas of health care management and leadership, with an emphasis on how leadership and organizational factors can lead to high performance. She currently focuses on developing organizations where all leaders can thrive. Christy is on the boards of Community Hospital Corporation (Plano, TX), the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame and the National Center for Healthcare Leadership. She is the Past Chair of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and the Academy of Management Health Care Management Division and was previously a board member of the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education. Before coming to UAB, Christy was on the faculty of the University of Michigan where she directed the Griffith Leadership Center and was the Michael O. and Barbara Bice Professor of Health Services Research, Management and Policy at the University of Florida.  Christy holds a PhD from the University of Michigan, MHA and MBA degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a BS in Health Planning and Administration from the University of Illinois. 

Darilyn Moyer MD, FACP

Phila Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

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 been a Fellow of ACP (FACP) since 2007. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. She has served on ACP’s Board of Regents, which manages the business and affairs of ACP and is the main policy-making body of the College, chaired ACP’s Board of Governors, and served as Governor of ACP’s Pennsylvania Southeastern Chapter. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Council of Medical Subspecialty Societies and is the President, and also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Primary Care Collaborative. Dr. Moyer is a member of Women of Impact and is the 2020 Recipient of the American Medical Women’s Association Elizabeth Blackwell Award, as well as 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 activity interests and presentations have been in the areas of medical education, high value care, patient safety, professionalism and digital media, gender equity, and HIV/infectious diseases. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the Biological Basis of Behavior, Biology and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital and served as a Chief Resident/Clinical Instructor of Medicine. She went on to complete an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. Dr. Moyer currently practices part time at the Temple University Internal Medicine Associates.

Disha Narang

Clinical, Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Dr. Disha Narang is a board-certified endocrinologist and obesity medicine specialist, with an emphasis in culinary medicine. She is currently the Director/Physician Lead for Obesity Medicine at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. Dr. Narang is also currently enrolled in a Culinary Medicine program through Health Meets Food. Dr. Narang's goals through her practice are to create a positive and non-toxic relationship with food, creating an environment of "food as medicine", and empowering her patients with the skills and resources to combat chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic diseases in combination with medical management. She has curated a patient, community, and clinically-facing culinary medicine lecture series, bringing to life the concept of "food is medicine" over the last 3 years. Dr. Narang strives to end the stigma around obesity, and emphasizes treatment of obesity as a chronic disease. She has a special interest in women's health, as it relates to diabetes and weight management. Dr. Narang has written articles for KevinMD and Endocrine Web, discussing the importance of using nutrition education and practical and sustainable dietary patterns to improve metabolic disease. She has contributed to articles featured in Insider Magazine, Women's Health Magazine, Huff Post, and Yahoo.com. Dr. Narang was also featured on Fox News Chicago, in addition to the Decoding Obesity Podcast. Dr. Narang currently resides and practices in the Northern suburbs of Chicago.

Linda McGhee

Clinical, Non-Clinical Topics, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Linda McGhee is a clinical psychologist and nationally recognized moderator, mental health expert and speaker. McGhee has been featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, Huffington Post, and Grown and Flown. She hosts “Good Mental Health on Radio One” which raises awareness around mental health. She is a mental health expert for the Steve Fund, an organization devoted to mental health for college students of color, and is a regular contributor to the Son Rise Project, an Oprah Winfrey Network podcast that supports families of black teenagers and young adults with mental illness. She is known for speaking nationally on mental health, education, anxiety and trauma, racial trauma and disparities. McGhee has recently provided commentary on the intersection of racial trauma, COVID-19 and the mass protests. She currently serves as the President of the Maryland Psychological Association. Dr. McGhee’s motto is, “Building strong, healthy leaders starts from a solid foundation.” She is a compassionate leader who seeks to bridge differences and shed light. Her strength lies in her ability to promote healthy discussions on sensitive issues.



		
Alison Escalante MD

Naperville Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Dr. Alison Escalante is on a mission to eradicate the epidemic of anxiety that impacts us as professionals and parents. Professionals operate on the edge of burnout, and parents (caught in a culture of criticism and perfectionism) are increasingly raising the most anxious generation of kids ever seen. Dr. Escalante developed a method rooted in neuroscience so we can take affection action under the pressure. She presented her Sigh, See, and Start method at TEDx. A Board Certified Pediatrician, and an Adjunct in Pediatrics at Rush University, Dr. Escalante publishes widely for a national audience. She writes on the science of human performance as a Forbes Contributor, and on the culture of anxiety as a Contributor for Psychology Today. Having studied the Cultural and Ideological History at Princeton, Dr. Escalante has unique insight into the way both organizational and social cultures impact our performance. As a speaker, Dr. Escalante has two audiences. Professionals find her innovative perspective on leadership actionable and eye-opening. Parents and teachers find their interactions with children improve dramatically when they apply her method.

Andrea Paul MD

Sarasota Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership

Andrea Paul, MD is a physician entrepreneur, business consultant, and venture capitalist in the digital health space with over a decade of experience. The co-founder of several healthcare companies and startups, including BoardVitals (an Inc. 500 company). She is also the founder at Health Media Experts and an active investor in the healthcare sector. Her speaking and teaching experience includes virtual and in-person speaking engagements ranging in topic from startups, digital health, healthcare business, medical marketing, venture capital, medical education, and leadership in the healthcare and education spaces.

Audrey Tsao MD

Bethsda Clinical, Leadership

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Avital O'Glasser MD, FACP

PORTLAND Clinical, Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Dr. Avital O’Glasser is a hospitalist and associate professor of medicine within the Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, and Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Her clinical practice focus is perioperative medicine, and she is the Medical Director of OHSU’s Preoperative Medicine Clinic. She is also the assistant program director for social media and scholarship for OHSU’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is the inaugural editor of the WIMS Blog. She is passionate about the multidisciplinary, comprehensive practice of perioperative medicine as an internist. In addition to perioperative medicine including the periop care of COVID-19 survivors, her academic interests include analyzing the role and effectiveness of social media within healthcare, particularly Twitter. She additionally engages her passion for examining and promoting the overlap between medicine and novel or non-traditional scholarship, for example exploring and advocating how we can capture impact and reach of non-traditional work such as digital scholarship on CVs and applications. In the spirit of encouraging and participating in digital scholarship, she also serves as the honorary chief of perioperative medicine for the internal medicine podcast The Curbsiders.

Christy Harris Lemak PHD

Birmingham Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Christy Harris Lemak, PhD, FACHE teaches and conducts research in the areas of health care management and leadership, with an emphasis on how leadership and organizational factors can lead to high performance. She currently focuses on developing organizations where all leaders can thrive. Christy is on the boards of Community Hospital Corporation (Plano, TX), the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame and the National Center for Healthcare Leadership. She is the Past Chair of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and the Academy of Management Health Care Management Division and was previously a board member of the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education. Before coming to UAB, Christy was on the faculty of the University of Michigan where she directed the Griffith Leadership Center and was the Michael O. and Barbara Bice Professor of Health Services Research, Management and Policy at the University of Florida.  Christy holds a PhD from the University of Michigan, MHA and MBA degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a BS in Health Planning and Administration from the University of Illinois. 

Darilyn Moyer MD, FACP

Phila Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

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 been a Fellow of ACP (FACP) since 2007. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. She has served on ACP’s Board of Regents, which manages the business and affairs of ACP and is the main policy-making body of the College, chaired ACP’s Board of Governors, and served as Governor of ACP’s Pennsylvania Southeastern Chapter. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Council of Medical Subspecialty Societies and is the President, and also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Primary Care Collaborative. Dr. Moyer is a member of Women of Impact and is the 2020 Recipient of the American Medical Women’s Association Elizabeth Blackwell Award, as well as 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 activity interests and presentations have been in the areas of medical education, high value care, patient safety, professionalism and digital media, gender equity, and HIV/infectious diseases. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the Biological Basis of Behavior, Biology and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital and served as a Chief Resident/Clinical Instructor of Medicine. She went on to complete an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. Dr. Moyer currently practices part time at the Temple University Internal Medicine Associates.

Disha Narang

Clinical, Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Dr. Disha Narang is a board-certified endocrinologist and obesity medicine specialist, with an emphasis in culinary medicine. She is currently the Director/Physician Lead for Obesity Medicine at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. Dr. Narang is also currently enrolled in a Culinary Medicine program through Health Meets Food. Dr. Narang's goals through her practice are to create a positive and non-toxic relationship with food, creating an environment of "food as medicine", and empowering her patients with the skills and resources to combat chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic diseases in combination with medical management. She has curated a patient, community, and clinically-facing culinary medicine lecture series, bringing to life the concept of "food is medicine" over the last 3 years. Dr. Narang strives to end the stigma around obesity, and emphasizes treatment of obesity as a chronic disease. She has a special interest in women's health, as it relates to diabetes and weight management. Dr. Narang has written articles for KevinMD and Endocrine Web, discussing the importance of using nutrition education and practical and sustainable dietary patterns to improve metabolic disease. She has contributed to articles featured in Insider Magazine, Women's Health Magazine, Huff Post, and Yahoo.com. Dr. Narang was also featured on Fox News Chicago, in addition to the Decoding Obesity Podcast. Dr. Narang currently resides and practices in the Northern suburbs of Chicago.



		
Alison Escalante MD

Naperville Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Dr. Alison Escalante is on a mission to eradicate the epidemic of anxiety that impacts us as professionals and parents. Professionals operate on the edge of burnout, and parents (caught in a culture of criticism and perfectionism) are increasingly raising the most anxious generation of kids ever seen. Dr. Escalante developed a method rooted in neuroscience so we can take affection action under the pressure. She presented her Sigh, See, and Start method at TEDx. A Board Certified Pediatrician, and an Adjunct in Pediatrics at Rush University, Dr. Escalante publishes widely for a national audience. She writes on the science of human performance as a Forbes Contributor, and on the culture of anxiety as a Contributor for Psychology Today. Having studied the Cultural and Ideological History at Princeton, Dr. Escalante has unique insight into the way both organizational and social cultures impact our performance. As a speaker, Dr. Escalante has two audiences. Professionals find her innovative perspective on leadership actionable and eye-opening. Parents and teachers find their interactions with children improve dramatically when they apply her method.

Andrea Paul MD

Sarasota Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership

Andrea Paul, MD is a physician entrepreneur, business consultant, and venture capitalist in the digital health space with over a decade of experience. The co-founder of several healthcare companies and startups, including BoardVitals (an Inc. 500 company). She is also the founder at Health Media Experts and an active investor in the healthcare sector. Her speaking and teaching experience includes virtual and in-person speaking engagements ranging in topic from startups, digital health, healthcare business, medical marketing, venture capital, medical education, and leadership in the healthcare and education spaces.

Andrea Boggild

Clinical, Non-Clinical Topics, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Dr. Andrea K. Boggild is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Medical Director of the Tropical Disease Unit of Toronto General Hospital. She is a licensed Medical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases physician with additional certifications in Tropical Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine, who provides care to patients with travel-acquired illnesses in her medical practice. As a Clinician Scientist in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, she has graduate supervisory privileges through the Institute of Medical Science and leads a research program in tropical medicine and travel and migration health. She serves in many leadership capacities nationally and internationally, including on advisory groups to the Public Health Agency of Canada and World Health Organization, and as the Editor-in-Chief for Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines. Dr. Boggild is an effective mentor to those who are underrepresented in STEM, and has a track record of success creating novel pathways to representation across the academic enterprise. She has a longstanding interest in the intersection of human and ecological health, as well as how socioeconomic and demographic inequities drive health disparities globally.

Avital O'Glasser MD, FACP

PORTLAND Clinical, Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Dr. Avital O’Glasser is a hospitalist and associate professor of medicine within the Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, and Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Her clinical practice focus is perioperative medicine, and she is the Medical Director of OHSU’s Preoperative Medicine Clinic. She is also the assistant program director for social media and scholarship for OHSU’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is the inaugural editor of the WIMS Blog. She is passionate about the multidisciplinary, comprehensive practice of perioperative medicine as an internist. In addition to perioperative medicine including the periop care of COVID-19 survivors, her academic interests include analyzing the role and effectiveness of social media within healthcare, particularly Twitter. She additionally engages her passion for examining and promoting the overlap between medicine and novel or non-traditional scholarship, for example exploring and advocating how we can capture impact and reach of non-traditional work such as digital scholarship on CVs and applications. In the spirit of encouraging and participating in digital scholarship, she also serves as the honorary chief of perioperative medicine for the internal medicine podcast The Curbsiders.

Christy Harris Lemak PHD

Birmingham Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Christy Harris Lemak, PhD, FACHE teaches and conducts research in the areas of health care management and leadership, with an emphasis on how leadership and organizational factors can lead to high performance. She currently focuses on developing organizations where all leaders can thrive. Christy is on the boards of Community Hospital Corporation (Plano, TX), the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame and the National Center for Healthcare Leadership. She is the Past Chair of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and the Academy of Management Health Care Management Division and was previously a board member of the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education. Before coming to UAB, Christy was on the faculty of the University of Michigan where she directed the Griffith Leadership Center and was the Michael O. and Barbara Bice Professor of Health Services Research, Management and Policy at the University of Florida.  Christy holds a PhD from the University of Michigan, MHA and MBA degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a BS in Health Planning and Administration from the University of Illinois. 

Darilyn Moyer MD, FACP

Phila Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

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 been a Fellow of ACP (FACP) since 2007. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. She has served on ACP’s Board of Regents, which manages the business and affairs of ACP and is the main policy-making body of the College, chaired ACP’s Board of Governors, and served as Governor of ACP’s Pennsylvania Southeastern Chapter. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Council of Medical Subspecialty Societies and is the President, and also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Primary Care Collaborative. Dr. Moyer is a member of Women of Impact and is the 2020 Recipient of the American Medical Women’s Association Elizabeth Blackwell Award, as well as 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 activity interests and presentations have been in the areas of medical education, high value care, patient safety, professionalism and digital media, gender equity, and HIV/infectious diseases. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the Biological Basis of Behavior, Biology and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital and served as a Chief Resident/Clinical Instructor of Medicine. She went on to complete an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. Dr. Moyer currently practices part time at the Temple University Internal Medicine Associates.

Disha Narang

Clinical, Non-Clinical Topics, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Dr. Disha Narang is a board-certified endocrinologist and obesity medicine specialist, with an emphasis in culinary medicine. She is currently the Director/Physician Lead for Obesity Medicine at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. Dr. Narang is also currently enrolled in a Culinary Medicine program through Health Meets Food. Dr. Narang's goals through her practice are to create a positive and non-toxic relationship with food, creating an environment of "food as medicine", and empowering her patients with the skills and resources to combat chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic diseases in combination with medical management. She has curated a patient, community, and clinically-facing culinary medicine lecture series, bringing to life the concept of "food is medicine" over the last 3 years. Dr. Narang strives to end the stigma around obesity, and emphasizes treatment of obesity as a chronic disease. She has a special interest in women's health, as it relates to diabetes and weight management. Dr. Narang has written articles for KevinMD and Endocrine Web, discussing the importance of using nutrition education and practical and sustainable dietary patterns to improve metabolic disease. She has contributed to articles featured in Insider Magazine, Women's Health Magazine, Huff Post, and Yahoo.com. Dr. Narang was also featured on Fox News Chicago, in addition to the Decoding Obesity Podcast. Dr. Narang currently resides and practices in the Northern suburbs of Chicago.



		

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