Category: Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 24

Here we are, at the end of our Women's History Month Spotlight project, and today we are proud to present a UVA physician who has worked tirelessly to improve disparities…

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 23

We have been chronicling women who have pushed the boundaries in the field - and practice of - medicine, and very few have pushed the boundaries as far as today's…

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 22

Today we are pleased to introduce a long-time Wahoo, Jennifer Kirby, MD Dr. Kirby is an assistant professor of endocrinology at the University of Virginia specializing in diabetes and metabolism. …

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 21

Our female physician spotlight for today is a cardiologist here at UVA, and we are so happy to have her as part of our team, Jamie L. W. Kennedy, MD…

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 20

Breaking into certain professions has frequently been a problem for women, but an enduring legacy of this is the difficulty to break the proverbial "glass ceiling", today's spotlight is a…

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 19

Here we have another fantastic UVA physician , Coleen A. McNamara, MD Coleen McNamara obtained her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio (now the University of Toledo in…

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 18

Looking at our series of "firsts" for women in medicine, hear is the first western-trained female physician in South America, Eloísa Díaz, MD Born in 1866, Diaz would later become…

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 17

Today, we have the pleasure of introducing one of UVA's own physicians, and Program Director of our Basic Cardiology Fellowship Program, Pamela K. Mason, MD Dr. Pam Mason is a…

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 16

During America's colonial days, the nature of medicine was incredibly different, as was women's influence within that sphere. Nonetheless, just as people pioneered America, so were there female trailblazers in…

Women’s History Month Spotlight Pt. 15

Introducing one of our very own, Vanessa M. Shami, MD Dr. Shami has strong ties to the University of Virginia, having attended medical school, residency and fellowship here. While she…