Virginia Osborn, MD
Virginia Wedell Osborn is an Assistant Professor for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, currently working at Elmhurst and Queens Hospitals where she focuses primarily on treatment of breast and head & neck malignancies. After majoring in Physics from Dartmouth College, then serving as a volunteer at the Stanford Cancer Center she found herself naturally drawn to Radiation Oncology, a field in which she could combine these two interests. She completed her residency training at SUNY Downstate where she also served as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Osborn continues to feel truly honored being entrusted to harness such incredible technology to help her patients through one of the most vulnerable times in their lives.
Anna Lee, MD, MPH
Anna Lee is completing a proton therapy fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She is grateful to be training in the field of radiation oncology, where one can harness the latest technology to provide some level of impact during a cancer patient's treatment course. Dr. Lee wants to share her passion for the field by increasing diversity, especially with women and historically under-represented groups. She looks forward to developing more relationships by providing a supportive community with mentorship.
Genevieve Maquilan, MD
Genevieve Maquilan is a radiation oncology fellow in her clinical proton fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, having completed residency in 2017 at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, she was fortunate to discover the field of radiation oncology through a mentor in basic science research. Dr. Maquilan looks forward to furthering SWRO’s purpose by partnering together to build a radiation oncology women’s network that provides support and mentorship for women interested in the specialty, at all stages of their careers.
Laura Dover, MD, MSPH
Laura Dover is an Assistant Attending at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. With a long-time passion for public health and an undergraduate training in philosophy, she constantly searches for logical approaches to improving the quality and accessibility of radiation oncology. Each step of her training has deepened her understanding of the crucial role of a diverse radiation oncology workforce. She recognizes that women undoubtedly face unique challenges in the workplace and that, without the mentorship needed to open doors early in a career, we all miss out on the unique strengths women bring to the table. To this end, she hopes to further SWRO’s message by fostering mentorship and, more importantly, camaraderie among women in radiation oncology.
Ashley Albert, MD
Ashley Albert is a PGY-5 radiation oncology resident at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. She also serves on the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) Executive Committee. Her draw to the field of radiation oncology was the very “hands on” atmosphere, with the privilege of walking patients through the adversities and victories of cancer treatment. Dr. Albert received a Women’s Studies minor during her undergraduate years and was excited to join together with other women residents in radiation oncology who also recognized the need for women to have more of a voice in the field. She looks forward to SWRO’s ability to develop deeper connections among women in radiation oncology, as well as allow for more inspiration and collaboration among the brilliant female minds in the field.
Adrianna Henson Masters, MD, PhD
Adrianna Henson Masters is a PGY-5 radiation oncology resident at Wake Forest Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. Her interest in fighting cancer started in college through her work in cancer biology research. As an MD/PhD student, she learned more about the fascinating field of radiation oncology, both from a student perspective and as a caregiver and supporter for her father as he completed treatment for rectal cancer. She was drawn to the unique platform radiation oncology offers in the care of the patients, allowing a personal level of care during weekly patient visits. Dr. Henson Masters also enjoys teaching patients and families and providing them with peace during a tumultuous time. The interplay of science, technology, and patient care is a great fit for her personality, inspiring her to continually learn new things. She remains very thankful for her excellent mentorship throughout medical school and residency training, and she looks forward to providing that for other women in radiation oncology in the future through SWRO.
Courtney Hentz, MD
Courtney Hentz is PGY-5 radiation oncology resident at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She was drawn to the field of radiation oncology by the patient relationships, where there is the opportunity to provide hope and care as they face the highs and lows of their cancer journey, while treating their cancers using state of the art technology in an ever-expanding field of medicine. Dr. Hentz joined other female residents to help establish SWRO after sharing the realization that there is a shortage of women in radiation oncology, particularly in the academic setting. She hopes to further SWRO’s mission to create a group meant for women in radiation oncology to share ideas, provide support and mentorship, and help each other rise through the ranks and further one another’s careers
while learning how to balance career and family life.
Kaleigh Doke, MD
Kaleigh Doke is a PGY-5 radiation oncology resident at the University of Kansas. She is the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) immediate past chair and works to build collaborations with SWRO regarding issues that are unique to women radiation oncology trainees and practicing physicians. Dr. Doke was excited about the creation of SWRO because of the importance of mentorship and advocacy for women in the field of radiation oncology. "I love the collaborative energy that this inclusive group brings when we gather together at meetings to discuss advocacy, career development, research projects, and initiatives to increase and promote women in our field. I always leave inspired and hopeful for our future after meeting with these women."
Lindsay Puckett, MD
Lindsay Puckett is an attending physician at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. She completed residency training at Northwell Health in Lake Success, NY. During residency, she felt that she benefited from strong female faculty mentorship and in turn, served as a mentor to several Hofstra medical students. She is interested in providing resources and support to radiation residents and medical students who may not have female mentorship readily available. She is also enthusiastic about linking junior and senior faculty to enhance career and leadership opportunities. She currently serves as the faculty liaison for the SWRO mentorship committee and is excited to continue expanding the program into 2019.
Parul Barry, MD
Dr. Barry received her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College. She returned to her hometown to attend medical school at the University of Louisville and stayed on for residency in radiation oncology. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. While in medical school she was awarded the Tim Lee Carter award for outstanding contribution in an area of non-academic extracurricular student life after presenting data on gender imbalance in residency programs. She is active in clinical research in breast, gynecologic, and skin cancers. She maintains a strong interest in resident education, mentorship, and studying gender disparities in medicine. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and exploring new restaurants.
Reshma Jagsi, MD, D.Phil
Dr. Jagsi is Professor and Deputy Chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan. She completed her undergraduate, medical school, radiation oncology residency, and ethics fellowship training at Harvard and her doctorate in Social Policy at Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar. An active clinical trialist and health services researcher, Dr. Jagsi’s medical research focuses on improving the quality of care received by breast cancer patients, both by advancing the ways in which breast cancer is treated with radiation and by advancing the understanding of patient decision-making, cost, and access to appropriate care. Her social scientific research includes research into issues of bioethics arising from cancer care and research regarding gender issues, including studies of women's representation in the medical profession. She is the author of over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including multiple high-impact publications in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. Dr. Jagsi has devoted a substantial portion of her scholarly effort to investigations regarding gender equity and success in academic medicine. A frequently invited lecturer on this subject, her research in this area has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Medical Association, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She currently serves as the national PI of the program evaluation of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists. A former member of the Steering Committee of the AAMC's Group on Women in Medicine in Science, Dr. Jagsi now serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Steering Committee of the Early Breast Cancer Trialists Collaborative Group, the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and JAMA Oncology, and numerous other influential national professional committees. Her contributions have been recognized with her election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation. She is eager to support the founders of SWRO in ensuring that all promising young women have access to the opportunities they need to maximize their potential for positive impact on the field of radiation oncology, our patients, and our society.