Women in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
(WICTA)

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2023

November 1, 2023

In Their Shoes: The Career Trajectory and Advancement of the Cardiac Anesthesiologist through Academics and Private Practice

Hosted by the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Special Interest Group.

Panelists

  • Kathryn E. Glas, MD, MBA, FASE
    University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Bruce Bollen, MD
    Missoula Anesthesiology PC
    The International Heart Institute of Montana

Moderators

  • Kiran Belani, MD, FACC, FASE
    Northwestern
  • Abimbola (Bola) Faloye, MD, FASA, FASE
    Emory University Medical Center
  • Emily Methangkool, MD, MPH
    Olive View - UCLA Medical Center

September 28, 2023

Landing Your First Job as a Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist: Job Search in Academic and Private Sector

Hosted by the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Special Interest Group WICTA and the Member Engagement Committee.

Panelists

  • Sheila Pai Cole, MD, FASA, FASE
    Stanford University
  • Libing Wang, MD
    Hoag Hospital
  • Stewart Smith, MD
    Cedars-Sinai Los Angeles
  • Marie Lapenta McHenry, MD
    Stanford Hospital and Clinics
  • Zeest Khan, MD
    Independent Anesthesia Practice

Moderators

  • Agnieszka Trzcinka, MD, FASE
    Tufts Medical Center
  • Jessica Miranda, MD
    ACTA Fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

June 15, 2023

Preparing for your first job in academics or private practice: What you should know!

Hosted by the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Special Interest Group, WICTA and the Member Engagement Committee

Panelists

  • Dalia Banks, MD, FASE
    University of California San Diego
  • Trevor Sutton, MD, MBA, CPE
    Integrated Anesthesia Associates
  • Douglas Shook, MD, FASE
    Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Kiran Belani, MD, MD, FACC, FASE
    INOVA Fairfax
  • Natalia Ivascu Girardi, MD
    Weill Cornell Medicine

Moderators

  • Choy Lewis, MD
    Northwestern University
  • Gina Linganna, MD
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Agnieszka Trzcinka, MD, FASE
    Tufts Medical Center

April 11, 2023

The Anatomy of Anesthesiology Malpractice Cases

Panelists

  • Kirk Edwards, MD
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Rachael C. Kogen, JD
    Partner at Fraser Watson & Crouch

Moderators

  • Kiran Belani, MD, FACC, FASE
    INOVA Fairfax
  • Abimbola (Bola) Faloye, MD, FASA, FASE
    Emory University School of Medicine
  • Daryl Oakes, MD
    Stanford University Medical Center
  • Diba Daneshrad, MD, MPH
    Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center

Webinar for Fellows & Junior Faculty
Hosted by the SCA’s Member Engagement Committee and the WICTA-SIG

Financial Health and Strategic Financial Planning

WICTA Professional Development Mentoring Program

Presenters

  • James Hargrave
    Director of Financial Planning My Financial Coach
  • William L. MacDonald
    CEO & Founder of My Financial Coach
  • Nora Yousif
    Financial Advisor and Senior Vice President The Empower Wealth Group of RBC Wealth Management

Moderators

  • Choy Lewis, MD
    Northwestern University
  • Gina Linganna, MD
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Agnieszka Trzcinka, MD
    Tufts Medica Center

2022

Leading From the Heart and Beyond: Values-Based Leadership in Healthcare

WICTA Professional Development Mentoring Program

Panelists

  • Dr. Saadia S. Sherwani, MD, MS
    Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Moderators

  • Kiran Belani, MD, FACC, FASE
    INOVA Fairfax
  • Abimbola (Bola) Faloye, MD, FASA, FASE
    Emory University School of Medicine
  • Choy Lewis, MD
    Northwestern University
  • Daryl Oakes, MD
    Stanford University Medical Center

Approaching the Job Search and Landing Your First Job as a Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist

WICTA Professional Development Mentoring Program

Panelists

  • Dr. Kiran Belani
  • Dr. Diba Daneshrad
  • Dr. Natalia Ivascu
  • Dr. Linda Shore-Lesserson
  • Dr. Marie La Penta McHenry
  • Dr. Tjorvi Perry
  • Dr. Stanton Shernan
  • Dr. Richard Thalappillil

Moderators

  • Dr. Choy Lewis
  • Dr. Agnieszka Trzcinka

July 26, 2022

Like a Pro: Tips and Tricks for Effective Presentations

2022 WICTA Webinar Series

Panelist

  • Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FAHA, FASE, MBBS, MMCI
    Duke University

April, 21, 2022

Preparing for Your First Job: What You Should Know!

2022 WICTA Webinar Series

Panelists

  • Anne Cherry, MD
    Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
    Duke University
  • Diba Daneshrad, MD, MPH
    Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
    Province Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Marie LaPenta McHenry
    Clinical Associate Professor
    Stanford Hospital and Clinics
  • Sophia Poorsatter, MD
    Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
    University of California, LA Medical Center
  • Emily Schmidt, MD
    Minneapolis Anesthesia Partners
    Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbot Northwestern Hospital