Women's History Month
This March, the AAEM Women in Emergency Medicine Committee is highlighting women making history through their roles in EM!
Please join us in amplifying these stories and sharing your own story on social media using #AAEMWiEM and #WomensHistory.
First woman President-Elect of AAEM, Professor of Emergency Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, nationally renowned expert on healthcare disparities, cultural competency, emergency medicine research and global health. Advocate for social justice. Enthusiastic mentor. Ambitious, conscious, committed.
President, Society for Critical Care Medicine
Honored to be part of the #womeninemergencymedicinemonth celebration. Proud of @AAEMinfo and its long history of embracing excellence while supporting women leaders. Mentors from @AAEMinfo helped me embrace being another ripple of change @SCCM!
Role in AAEM: Co-Chair of 2018 and 2019 Scientific Assembly, Vice Chair of Education Committee. Also a former AAEM Open Mic winner. 2019 winner of Joe Lex Educator of the Year.
I am a native Iowan and attended Iowa State University for undergrad and University of Iowa for medical school. I completed residency training at Georgetown University Emergency Medicine Program where I am now an Associate Program Director. I enjoy speaking and writing about OB/GYN emergencies and have authored and edited numerous articles, chapters, journals and textbooks. I am most proud of being named Speaker of the Year by the Georgetown residents four times. I am married to Steve and mom to Sean (2.5 years) and Caroline (4 months). I can’t live without fountain diet coke and true crime podcasts, and have never missed a season of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. @joelleborhart
Role in AAEM: Chair of Competitions, Education Committee Member
Dr. Kiersten Carter works at Kaiser Permanente where she serves as Stanford University affiliate faculty. During her clinical career, she has had broad experiences in implementing a variety of educational endeavors. As a Stanford/Kaiser chief resident, she orchestrated the development of novel, de-novo procedural modular education sessions, introduced virtual multi-site Grand Rounds, and created an online repository of medical simulation case videos and conducted international online debriefing with medical learners to decrease barriers to educational access. This included direct development of educational modules enhancing the delivery of content to more effectively target various learning styles to improve provider education, patient care, and promote teamwork and collaboration. The culmination of these experiences resulted in reinforcing the effectiveness of incorporating adult learning theory and enacting curricular change on regional, national, and international scales. As the AAEM chair of competitions, she is working to increase competition promotion through use of social media platforms, increase membership involvement at scientific assembly, and envelop and excite a wider audience of emergency physician learners into the AAEM fold.
Role in AAEM: Geriatric Interest Group Chair, Education Committee Member, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member, Social Media Committee Member
Dr. Danya Khoujah has been an AAEM member for almost a decade. Although her night job is an emergency physician in Baltimore, another hat that she proudly wears is that of a medical educator. Not only does she love to teach about clinical topics (such as geriatric emergencies), she is also fascinated by the science of teaching and learning, with all the nerdy details. In fact, her passion has led her to pursue a Master’s degree in Education in Health Professions, and she can’t wait to graduate. She’s a regular guest on EMCast with Dr. Amal Mattu, co-hosts another podcast with Dr. Wendy Chang, and is ready to launch a new podcast, “How to Learn Better” by RoshReview. In her free time, she loves to cook, travel, eat, read, and learn new skills (such as how to find time for all her existing hobbies).
Dr. Khoujah graduated from the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine Residency and is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. She completed a Faculty Development Fellowship and is currently completing her Master of Education in Health Professions. Her interests include geriatric emergencies, emergency neurology and medical education, especially medical simulation, faculty development and bias.
Florida Chapter of AAEM president. WiEM Co-chair. Nominates women for awards and supports mentorship/networking with events, such as WiEM Luncheon. @vickinortonmd
Role in AAEM: AAEM/RSA Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair and RSA Medical Student Council Northeastern Representative
She currently serves as the AAEM/RSA D&I Vice Chair and Medical Student Council Northeastern Representative. Jordan is a recipient of the RSA Medical Student Scholarship Award 2019. Jordan Vaughn is a medical student at the University of Rochester SMD. She will graduate in May and continue as a resident at LSU SOM- New Orleans in July.
Role in AAEM: WiEM Co-chair, AAEM-RSA At-Large Board Member, Diversity and Inclusion Liaison, California Chapter AAEM Resident Representative
Current Desert Regional Medical Center PGY-4 in EM | Continuing as EM Research as an EM Clinical Research Fellow UCSD | Avid Writer | Advocate for EM and Women in Medicine | Interests in Environmental Justice and Preventative Medicine | Yeshua Follower @faith_quenzer
2019 James Keaney Award recipient; Scientific Assembly moderator, competition judge, Ambassador mentor and prior speaker; oral boards review course faculty; Wellness Committee vice chair; co-developer of Airway at AAEM, AAEM Online, the first AAEM Women in EM luncheon & NPSA Day. @l_swish
Dr. Pak-Teng is one of the newest members to the AAEM Board of Directors. She is passionate about women's advocacy, physician wellness, Diversity growth, policy change, and growing AAEM's membership. Not to mention, she is also raising three little feminists of her own. @CpakTeng
AAEM board of directors member. Co-Chaired AAEM Scientific Assembly for 4 years, with a focus on promoting new & young speakers. Member of Education, ACCME, International Conference, and WiEM Cmtes & Critical Care Section.
TNAAEM Chapter President - championing wellness for UTEM-Nashville; member AAEM Wellness and Women in EM committees; Promoting Fostering Connecting Seeking Listening Collaborating Serving with justice mercy compassion.
Scientific Assembly plenary and session speaker, pediatric emergency medicine expert, University of Maryland faculty, 2015 Young Educator Award Recipient