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About Us

Georgetown Women in Medicine (GWIM) is an organization whose mission is to promote the professional advancement of women faculty at Georgetown University Medical Center. 

Our goal is to establish policies and a working environment that promotes equality and diversity in hiring, promotion, and compensation throughout the Medical Center. 

We sponsor Events & Programs designed to develop leadership skills, enhance communication networks, and increase involvement in the Medical Center's growth. We focus on three Strategic Priorities each year. We welcome your involvement in working on these priorities. Please contact to get involved. 

GWIM Board with Dr. Kirsch

From left to right: Kristi Graves, PhD (immediate past president of GWIM); Maria Marquez, MD (past president elect of GWIM), Stacey Kaltman, PhD (past president of GWIM) Darrell Kirsch, MD (President of the Association of American Medical Colleges); Nady Golestaneh, PhD, MSc (GWIM President); Kimberly Davis, MD (GWIM president elect); Vanessa Shepard, PhD (past secretary of GWIM); Caroline Wellbery, MD (member-at-large)

How Do You Get Involved with GWIM?

Meet other faculty from both Georgetown University School of Medicine and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital at our programs, meetings and special events.

Learn about resources both within and beyond Georgetown to help you advance  your career, gain additional perspective and enhance skills that promote professional achievement, balance and recognition. Click here to find out about upcoming events.

Be Heard
Voice your opinion about topics and concerns that are important to you as a member of the faculty. 

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Position Name


Nady Golestaneh, Ph.D., MSc 
President-Elect Kimberly Davis, Ph.D.
Vice President, Clinical Caren Sabina Palese, M.D.
Vice President, Basic Science Ludise Malkova, Ph.D.
Vice President, Clinical Science Dionne Smith Cover- Appiah, Ph.D.
Treasurer Temitayo Oyegible, M.D., Ph.D.
Secretary Suzanne O'Neill, Ph.D.
Immediate Past-President  Kristi Graves, Ph.D.



Robin Gross, M.D.

Eileen Moore, M.D.

Kirsten Hawkins, M.D.

LaTasha Seliby, M.D.

Sonal Jagasia, M.D..

Ayesha Shajahan-Haq, Ph.D.

Evagelia (Lia) Laiakis, Ph.D.

Virginia Steen, M.D.

Filipa Lynce, M.D.

Robin Tucker, D.V.M

Erica McClaskey, M.D., M.S.

Judy Wang, Ph.D.

Email if you would like access to the GWIM Board Meeting Google calendar.



Year Position  Name
SMWF 1994-1997 President Terry Taylor, MD
SMWF 1997-1999 President Marilee Cole, MD
SMWF 1999-2001 President Bonnie Green, PhD
SMWF 2001-2003 President Miriam Toporowicz, MD, MPH
SMWF 2003-2005 President Rhonda Friedman, PhD
GWIM 2005-2006 President Leslie Walker, MD
GWIM 2006-2009 President Kathryn Taylor, PhD
GWIM 2009-2011 President Offie Soldin, PhD
GWIM 2011-2013 Co-Presidents  Karen Gale, PhD
Pamela Saunders, PhD
GWIM 2013-2015 President Stacey Kaltman, PhD

  SMWF=Society of Medical Women Faculty