Long School of Medicine celebrates Women in Medicine Month

September is Women in Medicine Month (WIMM), an annual celebration recognized by the American Medical Association highlighting the contributions of women physicians since 1990.

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is home to countless outstanding women in medicine and science, including  physicians, teachers, researchers, mentors and more.

The Office for Inclusion and Diversity has acknowledged WIMM since 2018 by recognizing these outstanding faculty and students within the Long School of Medicine, based on nominations submitted by faculty, trainees and students.

This year, the school is honoring 21 women who are changing the face of health, medicine and science. The 2022 Women in Medicine Month recipients are listed below.

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Sujani Bandela, MD

Assistant Professor






Shweta Bansal, MD, MBBS, FASN






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Sandra Jo Ehlers, MD

Division Chief
(General Pediatrics)





Liliana Espinoza

Liliana Espinoza

Graduate Student
Cellular and Integrative Physiology






Ann Griffith

Ann Griffith, PhD

Assistant Professor
Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics






Jeannie Harden, MD

Assistant Professor
Reeves Inpatient Rehabilitation Medical Director
Rehabilitation Medicine





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Heta Javeri, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Fellowship Program Director
Medicine (Infectious Diseases)






Yajaira Johnson-Esparza, PhD

Assistant Professor
Family and Community Medicine






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Crystal Manohar, MD, MBA, FASA

Associate Professor






Cindy McGeary, Phd, ABPP

Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences





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Mayra Perez, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Family and Community Medicine





Stephanie Perez

Stephanie Perez, PhD







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Arlene Reyes, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Family and Community Medicine





Krystal Robinson 05

Krystal Robinson, PsyD

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology)





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Laura Rosenkranz, MD

Associate Professor/Clinical
Medicine (Gastroenterology)





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Afaf Saliba

PhD Candidate
Medicine (Nephrology)






Jessica Sandoval 30

Jessica Sandoval, MD

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences





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Ratna Sanka, MD

Associate Professor





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Jessica Solis-McCarthy, MD, FACEP

Assistant Clinical Professor
Emergency Medicine






Thanh Van, MD

Assistant Professor






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 P. Renee Yew, PhD

Molecular Medicine

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