Dara Kass, MD is the founder of FemInEM. An emergency medicine physician and advocate for the advancement of women in medicine, she is passionate about creating a community where women in EM can act as champions for one another. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical School and Kings County Hospital’s residency program. Previously the director of undergraduate medical education at NYU, she now serves as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University Center in NYC. Under her leadership, FemInEM strives to achieve gender equity in emergency medicine and provide professional development, resources, and support for women who have been called to a life in EM. In addition to her work as an advocate and physician, she is mother to Hannah, Charlie, and Sam. She lives with her children and her husband, Michael, in Brooklyn, New York.
My original FIX18 was going to be about resilience. I figured a talk about rejection, resilience and pushing through fear would be a great way to start the conference. It was going be great: emotional, honest, heartwarming and hopefully funny….