Women's History Month

This March, the AAEM Women in Emergency Medicine Section 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.


Lisa A. Moreno, MD MS MSCR FAAEM

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. @DrLISAMORENO1


Heatherlee Bailey, MD FAAEM FCCM

Immediate Past President, Society for Critical Care Medicine

Honored to be part of the #AAEMWiEM #WomensHistory 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!


Joelle Borhart, MD FAAEM FACEP

Role in AAEM: Co-Course Director of 2018-20 Scientific Assembly. 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


Kiersten L. Carter, MD FAAEM

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.


Danya Khoujah, MBBS FAAEM

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. @DanyaKhoujah


Vicki Norton, MD FAAEM

Florida Chapter of AAEM immediate past president. Nominates women for awards and supports mentorship/networking with events, such as WiEM Luncheon. @vickinortonmd


Jordan N. Vaughn, MD

Role in AAEM: AAEM/RSA Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair

Jordan is a recipient of the RSA Medical Student Scholarship Award 2019. Jordan Vaughn was a medical student at the University of Rochester SMD. She is currently a resident  at LSU SOM- New Orleans.


Faith C. Quenzer, DO

Role in AAEM: California Chapter Associate 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


Loice Swisher, MD FAAEM

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


Carol Pak-Teng, MD FAAEM

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


Evie Marcolini, MD FAAEM

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 Section & Critical Care Section.


Mary Jane Brown, MD FAAEM

TNAAEM Chapter President - championing wellness for UTEM-Nashville; member AAEM Wellness Committee and Women in EM Section; Promoting Fostering Connecting Seeking Listening Collaborating Serving with justice mercy compassion. @mjbrown84368440



Past Scientific Assembly plenary and session speaker, pediatric emergency medicine expert, University of Maryland faculty, 2015 Young Educator Award Recipient


Patricia D. Panakos, MD FAAEM

AAEM involvement: Education Committee, Breve Dulce SA Subcommittee, ACCME committee, LMS task force, WiEM committee member.

Medical School: University of Florida COM

Residency: Temple Univversity Hospital

Current job: Jackson Memorial Hospital APD for EM residency

Twitter: @pdemelo12


Megan Healy, MD FAAEM

AAEM involvement: At large Member of Board of Directors 2016-2019; Chair, Marketing Task Force (led website redesign and new tagline); Chair for relaunch of Women in EM committee in 2014 (now a section); prior AAEM/RSA and YPS BOD; Chair, NEW Social EM and Population Health Interest Group!

Medical School: Drexel Univ COM

Residency: Temple University Hospital

Current job: Temple APD for EM residency

Twitter: @healy_em



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