Georgetown Women in Medicine is an organization that promotes the professional advancement of Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSOM) women medical faculty. Our goal is the establishment of policies and a working environment that promote equality and diversity in hiring, promotion, and compensation throughout the Medical Center.

Our Organization

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 you involvement in working on these priorities. Please contace the poeint person below to get involved. 

Strategic Priorities

Compensation Equality



Our Board


photo by Kevin Brenemer

Position Name


Nady Golestaneh, Ph.D., M.S. 


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 Coker-Appiah, Ph.D.


Temitayo Oyegbile, M.D., Ph.D.


Suzanne O'Neill, Ph.D.

Immediate Past-President

Kristi Graves, PhD


Robin Gross, M.D.

Robin Tucker, DVM

Kirsten Hawkins, M.D.

Ayesha Shajahan-Haq, Ph.D.

LaTasha Seliby, MD

Virginia Steen, M.D.

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

Judy Wang, Ph.D.

Eileen Moore, M.D.

Filipa Lynce, MD

Sonal Jagasia, MD

Evagelia (Lia) C Laiakis, PhD

Email GWIM@georgetown.edu 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