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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.
Lisa Yerian, MD

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Lisa Yerian, MD

Lisa Yerian, MD is a trained pathologist and serves as Cleveland Clinic's Chief Improvement Officer, where she directs, coordinates and evaluates improvement strategies, methods and implementation across the Cleveland Clinic enterprise. Since 2010, she and her team have been building a "culture of improvement" where every caregiver is capable and empowered to make improvements every day in how Cleveland Clinic delivers high quality, safe and affordable care for patients. In this conversation, she shares how her rural Ohio roots inform her passion for this work, and, she reflects on the steps to successfully changing an organizational culture and how she personally "borrowed courage" to move her ideas forward.

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All Inspirations and Insights Episodes

August 11, 2022

Sumita Khatri, MD

Dr. Sumita Khatri is a Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Vice Chair of Cleveland Clinic's Respiratory Institute, Director of the Asthma Center and a practicing Adult Pulmonary and ICU physician. She serves on the national board of the American Lung Association and is founder of FLEX, a leadership development program for women faculty of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is truly a visionary and a transformational leader and discusses the importance of building credibility and trust with colleagues and patients, and having the confidence to live your purpose with authenticity, humor and empathy.

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June 9, 2022

Kandice Kottke Marchant, MD, PhD

Now retired, Kandice Kottke Marchant, MD, PhD, served as Chair of the Institute of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and is Professor of Pathology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. She talks candidly about her experience with grief, the isolation of being a leader and the unprecedented way she stepped down from leadership...which has allowed her to pursue her passion for cheese making and start her next chapter as a small business owner with a flourishing cheese shop on Cleveland's east side.

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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 20, 2021

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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