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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.
Lyssette Cardona, MD

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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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All Inspirations and Insights Episodes

All Inspirations and Insights Episodes

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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July 6, 2021

Lara Jehi, MD

Professor of Neurology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Lara Jehi, MD, was appointed Cleveland Clinic's Chief Research Information Officer only weeks before the COVID pandemic started. In this podcast she talks about that transition to leadership during COVID, her communication style as a leader, the importance of always evolving and learning and she shares advice for future women leaders in medicine.

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June 21, 2021

Elaine Wyllie, MD

Elaine Wyllie, MD, is Professor of Neurology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and a preeminent epilepsy specialist at Cleveland Clinic and editor of Wyllie's Treatment of Epilepsy, the standard in the field through seven editions, and author of The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Epilepsy, an authoritative book for the lay public. In this interview Dr. Wyllie discusses her role as a mentor and the importance of empathic communication with patients, families and colleagues. She also opens up about her passion for ballroom dancing and how this incredible gift has influenced her relationships with patients and strengthened her marriage.

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May 25, 2021

Lilian Gonsalves, MD

Psychiatrist Lilian Gonsalves, MD, came from Bombay, India to Cleveland, Ohio for her residency during the Blizzard of '77 and for over 40 years has built her practice and her career at Cleveland Clinic. In this interview Lilian shares with Cara King her favorite attributes for career success, how her anesthesiologist husband and she managed work and family with young children and how her practice has grown and shifted through the years.

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