Congratulations to Dr. Maria Raven for earning the AWAEM Mid-Career Faculty AwardThis award honors mid-career female faculty who have shown promise for significant career achievements in emergency medicine through research, education, service, advocacy, or administration, and/or who have worked to promote the role of women in academic emergency medicine.

Dr. Maria Raven is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She attended UC Berkeley where she studied History, then went onto receive a Medical Degree and  Masters of Public Health at Oregon Health and Sciences University. She completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Research at NYU School of Medicine where she was also a Fellow in Public Health Research. She joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at UCSF in 2011 and in addition to her involvement in numerous hospital committees and advocacy programs, she is the inaugural Research Fellowship Director at UCSF.  She lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband and 2 kids.

“Dr. Raven pioneered program implementation and research funded by the New York State Department of Health and multiple foundations, and focused on frequent users of the health care system and improving social determinants of health. She believes the ED visit is an important point of intervention to coordinate and improve care for frequent ED users. Dr. Raven is deeply committed to research and policy that can positively impact some of society’s most vulnerable individuals through the practice of emergency medicine, while at the same time remaining supportive of and actively engaged with her female (and male) colleagues both within and outside of emergency medicine. She is truly making a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable patients, as well as in the lives of those she supports and mentors.”