About AMWA – Board of Directors & Staff

Susan Thompson Hingle, MD

President 2024 – 2025

Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, is president of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), and has served on the Board of Directors for the past several years. Dr. Hingle is committed to advancing women in medicine, changing the culture of medicine, and assuring that women physicians thrive.

As contributor to the AMWA/Korn Ferry Women in Medicine report, Women in Medicine: Setting the Agenda for Change, Co-chair for AMWA’s 2022 Annual Meeting, and senior author on the ACP policy paper on gender equity in physician compensation and career advancement, Dr. Hingle strongly believes that we must focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as physician well-being and fulfillment, if we are going to be able to reach our full potential as individuals, organizations, and as a profession.

Hingle is an Internal Medicine specialist and a Professor of Medicine, who serves as Associate Dean for Human and Organizational Potential, Chair of the Department of Medical Humanities, and Director of Faculty Development at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and a medical degree from Rush University Medical College. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University and completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program. Dr. Hingle was awarded the AMWA Elizabeth Blackwell Career Award in 2021 and was recognized as an AMWA Inspire Awardee this past September.

Other awards received include the Golden Apple Award, the Excellence in Teaching Outstanding Teacher Award, the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, the Most Influential Faculty Award, and the Chair’s Resilience Award. Dr. Hingle was honored with ACP’s McDonald Award for Young Physicians and was recognized with the John Tooker Evergreen Award for Chapter Innovation. In addition to her commitment to AMWA, she has been active nationally in numerous organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine, and the American Medical Association. She served as Chair of the ACP Board of Regents and Chair of the Board of Governors.

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