Elizabeth B. Jeans, MEd, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Elizabeth (Liz) Jeans is a PGY-4 radiation oncology resident at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She also serves as the Vice-Chair and Senior Chair of Education for the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) Executive Committee and the mentorship chair for the national American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). After graduating college, she spent two years teaching high school students in inner-city Chicago for Teach for America. This led to her passion in advocacy, patient education, and curriculum development. She is honored to be asked to serve as the chair for SWRO. Her previous service in the medical field has aimed at enhancing and supporting recruitment of women into underrepresented specialties. She has a distinct passion in continuing to overcome gender discrepancies in medicine and uniting advocates together to prosper the camaraderie and support of women in the field. She is excited to serve as SWRO chair and continue the work of those before her by advocating and supporting women in Radiation Oncology throughout their residency, transition into practice, and lifelong careers.
Gabrielle W. Peters, MD
Vice Chair & Treasurer
Yale New Haven Hospital, Connecticut
Gabrielle Peters is a PGY-4 radiation oncology resident at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. She also serves on the ARRO Education Subcommittee and as liaison for the Yale Women’s House Staff Organization. Her areas of research have included medical student and resident education through mentorship, programming, and multidisciplinary collaboration, along with advocacy for optimizing the healthcare workplace in an effort to level the playing field across genders. She is thrilled to be a part of the SWRO Executive Committee and eager to develop relationships with its constituents in an effort to better advocate for tangible change that supports all women on the quest to find fulfillment + balance in the workplace and at home.
Jennifer Novak, MD, MS
Events & Outreach Chair
City of Hope, California
Jennifer Novak M.D., M.S. is a fourth-year resident in Radiation Oncology at City of Hope National Medical Center located in Southern California. Originally from Canton, Michigan, Jennifer attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor as an undergraduate, where she earned a Bachelor of Science with a dual-major in Cell and Molecular Biology and Spanish. She then went on to earn a Master of Science in Immunology and Infectious Disease from Loyola University Chicago. She attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and graduated in 2017. She now resides in Los Angeles, California and is happy to be a resident at City of Hope. Jennifer is passionate about advocacy -- both for her patients and her field. Her research interests as a resident have included topics related to health equity and insurance-related treatment delays. She has also worked with ASTRO Advocacy and has met with members of Congress in California to discuss healthcare policies related to the field. Gender equity in the field of radiation oncology is one of her greatest passions. As SWRO's Chair of Events & Outreach, Jennifer's main goal is to elevate the profile of SWRO and provide female radiation oncologists ample opportunity to connect with one another.
Sara Beltrán Ponce, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin, Wisconsin
Sara Beltrán Ponce is a PGY2 radiation oncology resident at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She also serves on the ARRO Equity and Inclusion subcommittee. Prior to starting medical school, she spent a year serving with AmeriCorps City Year where she saw the many ways that disparities in education lead to long-standing impacts on health. This experience solidified a desire to work in cancer disparities research and community engagement. Additionally, she is interested in diversity and inclusion, gender equity, physician fertility, and the use of social media in oncology. She is an advocate finding a balance between family and career as a trainee. She is excited to join the SWRO Executive Committee as Communications Chair and hopes to connect with many of you on SWRO's social media platforms.
Crystal Seldon, MD
Mentorship Chair, Residents
University of Miami, Florida
Crystal Seldon is a PGY-3 radiation oncology resident at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. Originally from Sharpsburg, GA she was fortunate to discover the field of radiation oncology through an undergraduate mentor pursuing the field. Now as the resident chair of the mentorship committee, she is looking forward to furthering SWRO’s purpose by partnering together to build a radiation oncology women’s network that provides support for women interested in the specialty at all stages of their careers.
Winnie Wong, MD
Mentorship Chair, Attendings
Winnifred (Winnie) Wong, D.O., attended Boston University on an Air Force ROTC scholarship, and graduated magna cum laude in 2002 with a major in French language and literature, a minor in Mandarin Chinese, and pre-med. She then served as an active duty Logistics Readiness Officer at Eielson AFB AK for a little over two years. She then attended Midwestern University-Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, AZ, graduating 2008. She did a preliminary transitional intern year at St. Petersburg General Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL, and then did her radiation oncology residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA, serving as Chief Resident 2012-2013, and graduating in 2013. She was the recipient of the Roger E. Moe Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Fellowship her last year of residency, with a focus on the role of radiotherapy for patients with certain stages of disease who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy and mastectomy. She was a staff physician and community outreach coordinator for the hospital cancer committee at the San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio, TX 2013-2017, then transferred to David Grant Medical Center at Travis AFB CA, where she is now the Joint Radiation Oncology Clinic Director, and the chair of the hospital cancer committee and the lead for all tumor board CME. She is currently completing a medical acupuncture course to enhance her medical practice and the lives of her patients. She has a focus on screening, education, and prevention, and enjoys spending time in the amazing northern California outdoors with her two dogs, Melly and Norman.
Stephanie Yoon, MD
Stephanie Yoon is a PGY-4 radiation oncology resident at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. After majoring in Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she earned her medical degree from Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She also serves on the ARRO Education Subcommittee and Radiosurgery Society Resident Committee. Her supportive mentors have been an essential component for her medical and residency training, and she is excited to serve as SWRO Membership Chair to build a similarly strong community that both promotes women in Radiation Oncology throughout their careers and cultivates valuable connections across the specialty.
Shrddha Dalwadi, MD, MBA
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas
Shraddha Dalwadi, MD, MBA is a PGY-4 radiation oncology resident at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After college, she attended the Texas A&M Health Science Center for a dual MD/MBA program with a focus on healthcare services value optimization. She is passionate about her daily work with cancer patients and her focus includes minimizing health disparities, advocacy through public policy, and early introduction of palliative care. As the resident chair of the Research and Scholarship Committee, she is looking forward to furthering SWRO’s purpose by producing high quality research aimed to report the unique experiences of women in radiation oncology.
Mary McGunigal, MD
Georgetown University, Washington DC
Mary McGunigal is a PGY-4 radiation oncology resident at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. After majoring in Classical Studies at the University of Rhode Island, she earned her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She feels fortunate to be training in the unique field of radiation oncology, and the opportunity to develop close relationships with patients is easily her favorite part of work. Dr. McGunigal is honored to be serving on the SWRO Executive Committee and is passionate about its mission to promote gender equity and a culture of inclusivity in radiation oncology. She is thankful for the supportive mentorship she received throughout medical school and residency—and she looks forward to connecting with other women in the field and helping to foster mentorship and career development opportunities through the SWRO network.
Senior Advisory Committee Members
Ashley Albert, MD - Chair/Vice Chair
Adrianna Masters, MD, PhD - Communications
Parul Barry, MD - Advocacy
Jennifer Croke, MD - Events
Jenna Kahn, MD - Research
Hina Saaed, MD - Membership