Women in Radiology

The Women in Radiology group is dedicated to the development, promotion, and support of women physicians and scientists in the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan and to increasing the number of women entering the specialty of radiology.

Women in Radiology Group


The group meets about six times a year. Each gathering includes a featured topic and may include a speaker, panel, and/or discussion. Topics are selected and planned by members of the Steering Committee and cover a wide variety.

Recent Events

  • Recent Book Clubs have discussed the following books: “She Wins, You Win,” “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High”, “Becoming” by Michelle Obama and “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present” (co-hosted with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee).
  • Recent speakers have presented on the promotions process at Michigan Medicine, being a good mentor or mentee, finance and estate planning for women, and sexual harassment
  • Recent group social/networking events have included breakfasts with Grand Rounds speakers, mixers to meet new members and local practice members, fitness classes, paint night, and self-defense class.
  • Medical student outreach including a guided discussion about the profession of radiology co-hosted with the Michigan Radiology Pipeline Program


Chair: Michelle Sakala, MD

Executive Sponsor: Ella Kazerooni, MD, MS

Secretary: Shruti Mishra, MD and Erika Mojica, MD

Treasurer: Hero Hussain, MD

Public Relations Committee

Leads: Ella Kazerooni, MD, MS and Danielle Bly Brack, MD

Members: Samaa Alkhouri, MD and Fay Pongmala, PhD

Ally Award Committee:

Leads: Elaine Caoili, MD and Carolyn Dishuck, MD

Grant/Scholarship Committee

Leads: Nicole Seiberlich, PhD and Molly Pantelic, MD, MS

Medical Student Outreach Committee

Leads: Aparna Joshi, MD, Emily Abraham, MD, Samaa Alkhouri, MD and Sydney Torres, Med Student

Ally Award

The Women in Radiology group sponsors the Ally Award. This award recognizes exemplary service in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Recipients are nominated annually by members of the Department of Radiology. All Department of Radiology faculty, house officers, and staff are eligible to be nominated as individuals or a group. For more information, please visit the Ally Award page.

Women in Radiology Residents
Women in Radiology Senior Faculty