Chemen M. Neal, MD, CPCC, FACOG, FAMWA
Chemen M. Neal, MD, received her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University and medical degree from the University Of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Indiana University School of Medicine and served as a faculty fellow in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the IU School of Medicine.
As a fellow, she focused on the professional development and retention of women and people of color in academic medicine. Her interests lead her to become passionate about physician wellness and the advancement of physicians as leaders. In 2017, she began training as a certified executive coach through the Coactive Training Institute to further her capabilities as an expert in wellness and professional growth.
An advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Dr. Neal holds certification, through the AAMC and Cook-Ross, to facilitate workshops that help mitigate and understand unconscious bias. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation and the AAMC Group on Women in Medicine in Science.
Dr. Neal founded an initiative called “The White Coat Project” and now facilitates engaging professional development workshops at academic medical institutions throughout the United States. Her keynote speaking engagements have also become highly sought after at national conferencing events. Dr. Neal is dedicated to helping all physicians reach their full potential and provides individual and small group coaching to physicians and physician trainees at her home institution and abroad. She shares her journey and insights at www.WhiteCoatProject.com.
Clinically, Dr. Neal specializes in complex diseases of the lower genital tract and developed the only vaginitis and vulvar disease subspecialty clinic in the state of Indiana. She is a member of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) and The Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology (IDSOG).
Dr. Neal has served on many institutional committees including the Medical School Admissions Committee and as the co-chair of the School of Medicine’s Diversity Council.
At the national level, Dr. Neal served on the board of directors for the American Medical Women’s Association and as the physician chair of the mentorship task force for this organization. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, Hawaiian Islands/Indiana and Kentucky (PPGNHI/PPINK). She serves as a member of the mentorship task force for the Society for Academic Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology (SASGOG) and serves as a board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Neal has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards and several notable awards including the Indiana University National Center of Excellence Women of Influence Trailblazer Award, the American Medical Women’s Association Commitment to Excellence Award, and the AMA Inspirational Physician Award among others.
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