Women in Radiology


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The Women in Radiology interest group for the University Hospitals Department of Radiology, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), recognizes that significant gender disparity exists in the field of radiology across the U.S. Our mission is to improve the awareness of the value of diversity within our UH/CWRU 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.

Current Action Plan to Support Diversity in Radiology

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

Planned Events for 2019

The Department of Radiology provides mentoring lunches on campus for radiology residents and medical students, including such topics as:

  • “Academic Promotions” by Marjorie Greenfield, MD, University Hospitals Career Development and Advancement Officer
  • “Burnishing Your Personal Presence” by Lina Mehta, MD, Associate Dean for Admissions Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Steering Committee Leads Enriching Environment

Chaitra Badve, MD

Chaitra Badve, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Neuroradiology

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Lina Mehta, MD

Lina Mehta, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Associate Dean for Admissions, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Nuclear Medicine

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Holly Marshall, MD

Holly Marshall, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Director of Medical Student Education, Radiology
Breast Imaging

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Shivani Pahwa, MD

Shivani Pahwa, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Fellow, Interventional Neuroradiology

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Cynthia Patena

Cynthia Patena

Radiology Residency Academic Education Coordinator, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/ Case Western Reserve University

Donna Plecha, MD

Donna Plecha, MD

Senior Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Professor of Radiology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Director of Breast Imaging, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Breast Imaging

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Leah Sieck, MD

Leah Sieck, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Women in Radiology Coordinator
Steering Committee, Case Western Reserve University Women Faculty School of Medicine
Social Media Coordinator for Breast Imaging

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Lisa Walker, MD

Lisa Walker, MD

PGY-5 Diagnostic Radiology Chief Resident, Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Fellowship Interest: Interventional Radiology

Lindsey Wilson, MD

Lindsey Wilson, MD

Clinical Instructor of Radiology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Regional Radiology
Body Imaging

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