AMWA Professional Physician Coaching

Professional Coaching provides women physicians with targeted guidance in the leadership development process. If you are reading this, you are ready to commit to bringing out the best qualities of yourself as a leader.  No matter how many courses you take or programs you attend, having the opportunity to explore what the competencies mean to you, personally, is the only way to integrate concepts so you will evolve fully.

The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) recognizes the invaluable benefits that come with coaching. As such, professional coaching both in peer groups and/or one-on-one is considered integral to the AMWA Leadership Process.

Working with a certified professional coach introduces the opportunity for tailored guidance. In this process, you will focus on your strengths and explore opportunities to grow in ways that will amplify and accelerate your comfort as a leader, enhance your capabilities and core competencies, and grow more self-assured both in your current position and as opportunities present themselves in the future. Individualized coaching allows you to gain actionable insights that will set you apart as an effective, preferred leader.

Attaining, refining, and improving your leadership skills are essential whether just launching your career or angling for a senior position. Leadership assessments and professional coaching are integral tools in creating effective leaders, satisfied program teams, and success within organizations.

AMWA encourages you to embrace one-to-one coaching to assure that you are playing to your strengths and gaining comfort in your professional journey.

Make a commitment to your future; coaching is a smart investment in yourself.

Meet the AMWA ELEVATE Faculty

Pamela Ludmer, MD, MMEL
Associate Dean for Curriculum Integration at New York Medical College School of Medicine, Valhalla, New York
ELEVATE Associate Program Director | ELEVATE for Institutions Group Coach

I have extensive teaching, curriculum development and leadership experience, chairing multiple committees, and leading change within my own institution, with my current focus being on developing an antiracism/antibias curriculum. Since 2019, I have been exclusively coaching female physician leaders (and female physicians who are going through divorce), helping to manage conflict and make the best decisions possible for yourselves and your families, while remaining in alignment with your values and goals.

Dr. Ludmer completed an internal medicine/pediatrics residency and an adolescent health fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. In addition, I earned a Masters’s degree in medical education Leadership at the University of New England in Maine.


Teresa Dean Malcolm, MD, FACOG, MBA, CPE, CPXP, ACCTeresa Dean Malcolm, MD, FACOG, MBA, CPE, CPXP, ACC
Founder & CEO, Master Physician Leaders in Scottsdale, Arizona
Executive Coach at the University of California @ Davis Health in Sacramento
ELEVATE Associate Program Director | ELEVATE for Institutions Group Coach

I am an experienced executive coach with specialty expertise in coaching high-potential physicians to become the leader you know you can be. I partner with doctors at all stages of your leadership journey to help you thrive as you lead.

Dr. Malcolm is certified at the ACC level by the International Coaching Federation, a certified Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach and a Certified Physician Development Coach. She completed her coaching training at Coach Training EDU with a focus on executive and life coaching as well as specialized physician coaching training at the Physician Coaching Institute. She also is certified to administer the iEQ9 Enneagram Profile, DISC+ Values Assessment, and the 360 Feedback Survey developed by the Institute of Social + Emotional Intelligence.

Dr. Malcolm is a Certified Physician Executive and sits on the board of the American Association of Physician Leadership. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine, completed an obstetrics and gynecology (ObGyn) internship at the University of California @ Los Angeles, and a residency at Creighton University School of Medicine. She is board certified in ObGyn and a Fellow of ACOG. She also graduated magna cum laude with a Master’s in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University.


Jattu Senesie, MDJattu Senesie, MD
Certified success coach and physician satisfaction specialist and speaker at Essence of Strength in Maryland
ELEVATE Group Coach

After six years in a private obstetrics and gynecology practice, I became a certified success coach and founded Essence of Strength. I am now a certified success coach and physician satisfaction specialist with a focus on helping early career physicians design lives they genuinely like inside and outside of work by being as intentional about your sense of satisfaction and well-being as you have been about your success. Using my Five Essential Strengths system as a framework, I help clients identify, implement and maintain the habits that promote personal and professional success with satisfaction.

As a speaker and coach, I have worked with individuals and groups at numerous national and international medical societies and medical education organizations including the National Medical Association, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the National Institutes of Health, and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dr. Senesie is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, self-described recovering pathological altruist.  She completed medical training and residency at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.


Marion Mull McCrary MD FACP NBC-HWCMarion Mull McCrary MD FACP NBC-HWC
Primary Care Physician at Duke Signature Care
Clinical Associate Department of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
ELEVATE Group Coach

I am a board-certified Health and Wellness Coach, trained at Duke Integrative Medicine, coaching physicians on any aspect of your life where you seek change. In addition, I serve as a Well-Being Champion for the American College of Physicians, as a mentor for medical and coaching students, and as a volunteer health coach for female cancer patients in a clinical trial at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.  I completed medical school, residency, and chief residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.


Meet Our AMWA ELEVATE Leadership 1:1 Coaches

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