Resident Division

Past Resident Division Award Winners

2019 Resident Award Winners

Charlotte Edwards Maguire, MD Outstanding Resident Mentor Award

Emman Dabaja, MD, MPH

Emman Dabaja, MD MPH is a 1st year Pediatrics resident at Detroit Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She graduated from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) and the University of Michigan School of Public Health (UM SPH). Emman served as the former AMWA National Global Health Chair, where she helped select and mentor the Anne Carter Fellows. During her time as the Outreach Chair and Vice President of OUWB AMWA, Emman helped establish a long-term partnership with a Detroit based juvenile facility and foster home for girls, where AMWA members routinely provide health education sessions. Currently, Emman is the Principal Investigator of multiple pediatric public health projects that focus on minority health disparities. She has presented her work at multiple national conferences, including AMWA national conferences.


Susan L. Ivey, MD Courage to Lead Award

Chung Sang Tse, MD

Chung Sang Tse, MD, is a gastroenterology fellow at Brown University. Dr. Tse received her medical degree from Yale University and completed her internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic, where she served as the AMWA’s Residents’ Division AMWA-AMA Liaison and National Conference Co-Chair. Dr. Tse is the president-elect of the AMWA Residents’ Division and she is leading a national study on gender parity of gastroenterology fellowship programs in the past decade. Locally, she organizes Endoscopy Simulation sessions for medical students and residents to provide trainees an opportunity to engage with endoscopes early in their medical training.


Elinor T. Christiansen, MD Altruism Award

Fatima Fahs, MD

Fatima Fahs is a dermatology resident in Detroit, Michigan, entering her final year, serving as chief resident. She graduated from Wayne State University with a BS in biology and a minor in art. Fatima attended Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester Hills, Michigan and graduated with her MD in 2016. She has been an active AMWA member since medical school, serving in many capacities. Fatima previously served as the national student division president of AMWA from 2015-2016. She helped create the Studio AMWA committee, which is dedicated to highlighting the artistic talents of AMWA members. In addition, she serves on the Mentorship committee, where she works with committee members to organize mentorship webinars and create networking opportunities at the national conference. She is also the chair of the membership committee. Outside of residency and AMWA, Fatima spends her free time with her husband and daughter. She is missing the MWIA meeting because she is welcoming the newest addition to her family–a baby boy! She also enjoys blogging on her Instagram account @dermy_doctor.


Susan Love Writing Contest

Brit Trogen, MD

Brit Trogen is a rising PGY-2 pediatrics resident at New York Langone/Bellevue Hospital. Prior to attending medical school, she obtained a master’s degree in medical anthropology, and worked as a writer and science journalist. She has a strong interest in medical ethics and health policy.

2018 Resident Award Winners

Charlotte Edwards Maguire, MD Outstanding Resident Mentor Award

Carissa May, MD

Dr. Carissa May is an Ob/Gyn resident physician at Beaumont Health – Royal Oak, affiliated with the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (Michigan). She attended the University of Southern California and subsequently attended the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she met her husband, Dr. Kennedy Iheanacho. Dr. May enjoys teaching amidst the busy Ob/Gyn service at Beaumont and is a proponent of effective mentorship for both professional and personal success and fulfillment. When away from work, Dr. May enjoys singing, learning foreign languages, and spending time and traveling with her husband and 18-month-old daughter, Bella Cruz Iheanacho. Dr. May looks forward to combining her passions for women’s health, language, and travel, through incorporation of Global Health in her future practice where she can further learn, practice, and utilize French, Spanish, and American Sign Language as an important communication tool with her patients.


Susan L. Ivey, MD Courage to Lead Award

Pauley T. Gasparis, MD

I graduated from Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine and am pursuing a career in breast imaging. I am passionate about advocating for breast health and appropriate breast cancer screening and have discussed these issues on Capitol Hill with our State Senators. With my colleagues, I developed the Women in Radiology Group at Indiana University. This has provided an outlet for women in radiology to encourage one another in their personal and professional lives. I am currently the Faculty Co-Advisor for the AMWA Pre-med branch at IUPUI in Indianapolis, IN. I love mentoring pre-medical students and encouraging them to enter the medical profession. I have hosted multiple events bringing women faculty, residents, and students together to discuss relevant issues. I have also organized multiple visiting professorships with a focus on women in radiology. I love being a part of AMWA because I am passionate about creating a strong supportive network among women physicians.


Elinor T. Christiansen, MD Altruism Award

Sarah A. Eidelson, MD

Dr. Sarah Eidelson grew up in South Florida and attended the University of Miami(UM) for her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Medicine. She is currently a PGY-4 General Surgery resident at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Eidelson took two years off to pursue a research fellowship in trauma, critical care and burns, as well as a Master of Public Health. She runs the Mass Casualty Training for the US Army Forward Surgical Team, in addition to volunteering as a field-of-play medic at last year’s Olympics in Brazil. Helping oversee the surgical clerkship has fueled her passion for both medical education and mentorship.


Susan Love Writing Contest

Elizabeth Brigham, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Brigham is a second year Pediatrics resident at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Prior to her pediatric residency, she graduated from medical school at Penn State College of Medicine in 2015 and completed a preliminary year in General Surgery. She has a particular interest in pediatric critical care, pediatric trauma, and simulation-based resident education. She has been involved with AMWA since the beginning of medical school serving as the President of her medical school’s chapter and as the Region 3 Supervisor on the AMWA student board.

2017 Resident Award Winners

Charlotte Edwards Maguire, MD Outstanding Resident Mentor Award

Chung Sang Tse, MD

Chung-Sang Tse, MD is an Internal Medicine resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She graduated from the Yale School of Medicine where she was named a Farr Scholar for excellence in research, leadership, and creativity, and was the recipient of the John P. Peters Commencement Prize. She was the Yale Chapter Representative for the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and was the Co-President for Women in Medicine. She was also a Medical Student Council Member for the Connecticut State Medical Society and Co-President of the American Medical Association (AMA) Yale Chapter. As an Internal Medicine Resident at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Tse continues to stay active in AMWA. Most recently, she was the recipient of the AMWA Young Women in Science Award 2016 and received First Place for her Case Poster Presentation in the resident’s division at the AMWA 101st Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida. She continues to serve as a mentor for medical students and junior residents, and she hopes to advance women in medicine through mentorship and networking.


Susan L. Ivey, MD Courage to Lead Award

Cherilyn Cecchini, MD

Cherilyn Cecchini, MD is entering her third year of pediatrics residency at Children’s National Medical Center. She served as President of the Resident Division this year after having served as President Elect for the past year. Prior to this, she worked as the AMWA Blog Coordinator as a member of the social media division. She graduated from Sidney Kimmel Medical College (formerly Jefferson Medical College) in 2011. During her time in medical school, she held the National Secretary position of the Student Division. She also was elected to serve as co-president of her local Jefferson AMWA branch. Cherilyn grew up in Westchester County, New York and she attended The Pennsylvania State University as an undergraduate earning her MS in Biology. Her hobbies include reading, running, playing soccer, boxing, and traveling.


Elinor T. Christiansen, MD Altruism Award

Olivia Ringo, MD

​Olivia Ringo, MD is a small town Kentuckian getting that big city experience during her Anesthesiology residency at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY.  She is passionate about medical education, and has completed an education fellowship during medical school, developed lectures for incoming anesthesia residents at Downstate, and was ecstatic to be appointed Education Chief for her last year in residency.  Also active in research, Olivia has presented original work as well as case reports at conferences across the nation.  Her AMWA involvement began with the fateful meeting of a colleague in medical school outside of a spin class, which then developed into a best friendship and a collaboration to form University of Kentucky’s first medical school AMWA chapter.  Having attended her first national conference in March 2016, she is further inspired to continue spreading the AMWA word during residency and is proud to serve as the resident division Awards Chair. Exciting news came in 2016 that she had been appointed by the governor as a Kentucky Colonel, making Colonel Ringo her new favorite title.  Beginning in August, Olivia will start 25th grade and her final year of medical training as a Pain Management Fellow at the University of Washington.  Outside the hospital, Olivia loves destroying the kitchen creating culinary masterpieces, counting as many breaths as possible while upside down in yoga poses, and and traveling to places that make her family nervous.


Susan Love Writing Competition

​1st Place – Angela Jarman, MD

Angela Jarman, MD initially became interested in gender as an undergraduate at Duke University, where she majored in Women’s Studies before deciding to pursue a career in Medicine. She graduated from the University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine and during her time there worked extensively with administration to increase representation of women among the College’s graduates. In 2013, Angela moved to Salt Lake City to pursue residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah, where she graduated as Chief Resident. Angela was awarded a fellowship position at Brown University in International Emergency Medicine. At Brown, Angela is continuing her work with a focus on gender as a determinant of health in the developing world and is obtaining a Masters in Public Health degree while splitting her time between Providence and Kigali, Rwanda.

2nd Place – Chung Sang Tse, MD

See Bio Above under Charlotte Edwards Maguire, MD Outstanding Resident Mentor Award