Women Professionals in Radiology


Jeannine Ruby, MD

Alumni Liaison


The Women Professionals in Radiology (WPR) committee was founded in 2009 by Susan Rebsamen, MD, Elizabeth Sadowski, MD, Lynn Broderick,  MD, FACR, and Elizabeth Burnside, MD, MPH, MS, FACR. The mission of WPR was twofold: to facilitate the success of women in all ranks of the radiology community and to promote academic and clinical excellence in all faculty, residents, and students, regardless of gender identification. The group sponsors several events every year, including journal clubs, book discussions, and social events with discussions that focus on issues affecting women in the medical workplace. The WPR leadership has also developed and integrated a Resident Professional Development lecture series within the residency curriculum, which includes topics such as Work Life Balance, Interviewing Skills, Contract Negotiation, and Malpractice.

When the group began in 2009, there were 16 women faculty members from the academic and community practices of the department. Over the past 10 years, the department has experienced significant growth, successfully recruiting new women faculty to bring the current total to 29. WPR has fostered an environment of support, mentorship, and growth for many, while promoting the professional development and advancement of women within the field of radiology. Many women faculty hold leaderships positions within the Department of Radiology and beyond.