Eliza Lo Chin, MD, MPH, FACP, FAMWA
Dr. Eliza Lo Chin is the Executive Director of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. A graduate of UC Berkeley, she received her MD from Harvard Medical School and her MPH from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Chin completed a primary care residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and for many years was on faculty at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons. She is also the author of This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine and was featured in the National Library of Medicine Exhibition, Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians.
As Executive Director of AMWA, Dr. Chin helps coordinate AMWA’s many programs in leadership, women’s health, and advocacy. She has been a co-lead for AMWA’s Annual Meetings, the 2015 National Sex and Gender Medical Education Summit, the upcoming 2018 National Sex and Gender Health Education Summit, and the upcoming 2019 Medical Women’s International Association Centennial. Dr. Chin became interested in the history of women physicians in war while serving as co-chair of the American Women’s Hospitals Association (AWHS). She helped lead the efforts for AMWA’s Women Physicians in World War I exhibition and upcoming documentary.
Dr. Chin has been a visiting scholar with the Women’s Leadership Institute of Mills College, visiting professor for the Noble Wiley Jones Lecture at Oregon Health & Science University, recipient of AMWA’s Bertha Van Hoosen Award, and member of several advisory and editorial boards. She is a California delegate to Vision 2020, fellow of the American College of Physicians, and fellow of AMWA. Her interests include mentoring young women in medicine, geriatric medicine, women’s health, medical humanities, women’s leadership, and history of women in medicine.