SWRO

Executive Committee

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Elizabeth B. Jeans, MEd, MD

Chair

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.

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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.

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Ivy Frano, MD, MPH

Events & Outreach

Harvard University, Massachusetts

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Sara Zakem, MD

Social Media Chair

CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado

Sara Zakem is a PGY-5 chief resident in radiation oncology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. Her father is an Oncologist, which fostered a love an appreciation for cancer medicine early on. She was then fortunate enough to have been exposed to Radiation Oncology while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. Her strengths lie in her enthusiasm and love of communication, collaboration, and advocacy, and she looks forward to utilizing these skills in the role of SWRO's Social Media Chair in order to advocate for, support, and promote women in the field.

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Renae Van Wyhe, MD, MBA

Blog & Website Chair

University of Miami, Florida

 Renae Van Wyhe is a PGY-3 at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital/Sylvester Cancer Center. Her research interests are in breast cancer - and in particular improving quality of life for women with a history of breast cancer that are or have undergone radiation therapy. She enjoys teaching and mentoring premeds and medical students who express an interest in radiation oncology via her Instagram platform, @radoncgirl. Having an MBA with a concentration in marketing, she's always enjoyed Website Design and Social Media, as well as promoting the field of radiation oncology, a lesser known specialty among others. 

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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.

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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.

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Stephanie Yoon, MD

Membership Chair

UCLA, California

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.

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Shrddha Dalwadi, MD, MBA

Scholarship/Research Chair

Baylor University, Texas

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Mary McGunigal, MD

Webinar Chair

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

Kaleigh Doke, MD

Lindsay Puckett, MD

Parul Barry, MD

Jennifer Croke, MD

Jenna Kahn, MD

Hina Saaed, MD

Ronica Nanda, MD

Virginia Osborn, MD

Anna Lee, MD, MPH

Genevieve Maquilan, MD

Laura Dover, MD, MSPH

Ashley Albert, MD

Adrianna Masters, MD, PhD

Courtney Hentz, MD