Department welcomes FemInEM Founder for Grand Rounds


The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine was honored to host Dr. Dara Kass for a grand rounds presentation and discussion on women's health and access to safe and equitable healthcare for women in the United States. Kicking off the first didactic conference of Women's History Month, faculty and residents enjoyed discussion on clinical care, healthcare policy, and the way forward regarding issues in early pregnancy. Pictured with Dr. Kass is DEM's Vice Chair of Education, Dr. Mary Westergaard.

Dr. Kass works at Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and is the founder of FemInEM. Prior to that she was the director Undergraduate Medical Education at NYU and an Assistant Program Director at Staten Island University Hospital. She completed her residency training at SUNY Downstate/ Kings County Hospital and is currently the director of Equity and Inclusion at Columbia in the Emergency Department. She is active in both the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the American Association of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and she is a Founding Partner and Director of Marketing and Outreach for Camp Health Consulting.

Alongside the growth of FemInEM, Dr. Kass has developed a niche in the advancement of women in emergency medicine. She is invited regularly to speak on topics such as professional development of women, unconscious bias and achieving gender equity in Emergency Medicine.