Women in Radiology

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Mission Statement

The Women in Radiology interest group for the Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Department of Radiology recognizes that significant gender disparity exists in the field of radiology across the United States. Our mission is to improve the awareness of the value of diversity within our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program as well as the entire Department of Radiology. We actively create a welcoming, supportive, and enriching environment for women in radiology. We also strive to support diversity in our field as a whole, including underrepresented minorities in radiology.

Our Current Action Plan

  1. Provide professional support and mentoring to female radiologists and radiology trainees (residents and fellows).
  2. Work closely with our radiology residency program to increase the number of female radiology residents.
  3. Increase female representation within the field of radiology by mentoring undergraduate and graduate/medical students.

Planned Events for 2018-2019

  • September 5, 2018 - Fall Mixer for female staff and trainees
  • Spring Dinner with Dr. Lauren Ladd, Indiana University, prior to Dr. Lauren Ladd’s Grand Rounds titled “Women in Radiology” 
  • Mentoring lunches on campus for radiology residents and medical students
    • Topics include: “Academic Promotions” by Dr. Marjorie Greenfield, University Hospitals Career Development and Advancement Officer
    • “Burnishing Your Personal Presence” by Dr. Lina Mehta, Associate Dean for Admissions CWRU School of Medicine

Steering Committee


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Chaitra Badve, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology, CWRU School of Medicine

Neuroradiology


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Divya Kumari, MD

PGY-5 UH/CWRU Diagnostic Radiology Resident

Fellowship Interest: Interventional Radiology


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Lina Mehta, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology, CWRU School of Medicine

Associate Dean for Admissions, CWRU School of Medicine

Nuclear Medicine


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Holly Marshall, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, CWRU School of Medicine

Director of Medical Student Education, Radiology

Breast Imaging


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Shivani Pahwa, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, CWRU School of Medicine

Fellow, Interventional Neuroradiology


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Cynthia Patena

Radiology Residency Academic Education Coordinator

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/CWRU


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Donna Plecha, MD

Senior Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Professor of Radiology, CWRU School of Medicine

Director of Breast Imaging, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Breast Imaging


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Leah Sieck, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, CWRU School of Medicine

Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

Women in Radiology Coordinator

Steering Committee, CWRU Women Faculty School of Medicine

Social Media Coordinator for Breast Imaging


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Lisa Walker, MD

PGY-4 UH/CWRU Diagnostic Radiology Resident

Fellowship Interest: Interventional Radiology


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Lindsey Wilson, MD

Clinical Instructor of Radiology, CWRU School of Medicine

Regional Radiology

Body Imaging


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