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WPSA - Insights and Inspirations

Inspirations and Insights from Cleveland Clinic Women Docs

In celebration of Cleveland Clinic’s centennial, hosts Dr. Cara King and Dr. Mary Rensel share conversations with women doctors at Cleveland Clinic, exploring the highlights and challenges of being a woman in medicine.
Cynthia Kubu, PhD

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Cynthia Kubu, PhD

Cynthia Kubu, PhD, is Professor of Neurology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, a practicing is a neuropsychologist in the Center for Neurological Restoration at Cleveland Clinic and serves as Vice Dean of Faculty Development at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Kubu discusses her field of neuropsychology and shares tips for achieving success in academic medicine, such as making time for the things outside of work that replenish you, the importance of being your authentic self, and flourishing at your own pace.

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All Inspirations and Insights Episodes

All Inspirations and Insights Episodes

January 3, 2022

Deborah L. Benzil, MD

Deborah L. Benzil, MD, FACS, FAANS is the Vice-Chair of Neurosurgery at Cleveland Clinic, Professor of Neurosurgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and a founding member of Women in Neurosugery (WINS). She is widely published on many topics, most pertinent to this conversation, is her 2008 white paper, "The future of neurosurgery: a white paper on the recruitment and retention of women in neurosurgery" which informed the expansion of the Women' Professional Staff Association, years before she was recruited to join Cleveland Clinic.

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December 6, 2021

Karen Murray, MD

Karen F. Murray, MD is Chair of Pediatrics, Physician in Chief at Cleveland Clinic Children's and President of Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation and Professor of Pediatrics at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. In this episode, Dr. Murray talks about transitioning to life in the Midwest, and, as a leader, why she appreciates and values Cleveland Clinic's annual professional review process and structure.

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September 3, 2021

Lyssette Cardona, MD

Lyssette Cardona, MD is the Chief Wellness Officer for Cleveland Clinic Florida and the Chair of Infectious Disease at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health in Florida. She spent six years at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi where she pioneered the inaugural Infectious Disease, Infection Control, and Occupational Health Department (and started the Women's Professional Staff Association chapter) Dr. Cardona discusses thinking outside of the box, the power of a positive mindset, the importance of finding your voice and her (lack of) skills in the kitchen.

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August 23, 2021

Melissa Li-Ng, MD

Melissa Li-Ng, MD is an Endocrinologist and currently Medical Director of International Operations, overseeing Cleveland Clinic's growth in the Asia Pacific region. In this episode she discusses growing up in NYC's Chinatown with a Tiger Mom, building confidence as a physician and learning to meet patients where they are, her parking skills and being part of the "cool" IT club while serving as Chief of Medical Informatics at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

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