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The Women Physicians Section (WPS) was created by the PAMED House of Delegates in October 2018 to encourage women physicians to participate in leadership, policymaking, advocacy, and other activities of PAMED. Prior to becoming an official Section, it was known as the Women Physicians Caucus.

The goals of the WPS are to create a forums for members to:

  • Learn about effective networking
  • Voice concerns and share common experiences
  • Educate and encourage paths to leadership roles in organized and academic medicine
  • Establish a network of women physician leaders
  • Advocate to advance PAMED policy on issues affecting women as well as advise the PAMED Board on such issues

You Are a Leader: Don’t Let Your Negative Thoughts Tell You Otherwise

The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) Women Physicians Section (WPS) is excited to have Julie Radico, PsyD ABPP, Radico Psychological and Consultation Services, LLC speak at their virtual meeting on May 22nd and is inviting other interested PAMED members to participate.

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Bio: Julie Radico, PsyD ABPP is a Pennsylvania licensed clinical psychologist, board-certified in clinical health psychology with extensive experience in multi-disciplinary, patient-centered clinical care, education, research, wellness, and leadership. She is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, an associate professor, and has 10 years of experience in academic medicine. Dr. Radico serves as the Secretary and Co-Chair for the Penn State Hershey Association of American Medical Colleges chapter of the Group on Women in Medicine and Science, the Chair of the departmental group on Women in Academic Family Medicine, and the Nominations Committee Chair-Elect on the Penn State Health Commission for Women. She also sits on the steering committee for the Penn State Center for Women’s Health Research and the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings and provides ad hoc reviews for 3 major high-impact journals covering family medicine.

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2024 Women Physicians Section Governing Council 

Effective January 1, 2024

WPS Board Trustee - Renee Frank, MD  Connect with me

Chair  - Karen Rizzo, MD
Vice Chair - Hannah Do, MD 

Resident/Fellow Section Representative - Paige Anderson, MD

Medical Student Section Representative - Julia Kooser

District 1 Representative: Katherine Sherif, MD

District 2 Representative: Ahashta Johnson, MD

District 3 Representative: Vacant

District 4 Representative: Filled with Member-at-Large

District 5 Representative: Sarah Eiser, MD

District 6 Representative: Filled with Member-at-Large

District 7 Representative: Natasha Alligood, MD

District 8 Representative: Ingrid Renberg, MD

District 9 Representative: Marsha Haley, MD

District 10 Representative: Jean Holdren, DO

District 11 Representative: Mylaina Sherwood, MD

District 12 Representative: Riddhi Shah, MD

District 13 Representative: Grace Ferguson, MD

Member-at-Large: Stacey Denlinger, DO

Annual Business Meeting

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You Have a Voice In These Unprecedented Times…

PAMED membership amplifies the physician's voice. Our members can articulate their opinions and thoughts through a number of different outlets.

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District Representatives

District 1 - Katherine Sherif, MD
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District 2 - Ahashta Johnson, MD
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District 3 - Vacant
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District 4 - Filled with Member-at-Large
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District 5 - Sarah Eiser, MD
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District 6 - Filled with Member-at-Large
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District 7 - Natasha Alligood-Percoco, MD
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District 8 - Ingrid Renberg, MD
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District 9 - Marsha Haley, MD
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District 10 - Jean Holdren, DO
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District 11 - Mylaina Sherwood, MD
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District 12 - Riddhi Shah, MD
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District 13 - Grace Ferguson, MD
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For more information on the Women Physicians Section (WPS), contact Robin Rothermel at rrothermel@pamedsoc.org.