The Department of Medicine Gender Equity Council (GEC) advises the Department Chair on matters related to gender equity, makes recommendations to ensure an equitable and inclusive environment in the department, and plans and implements activities that promote gender equity. 

Gender Equity Council

Dr. Susan Merel

Spotlight: Dr. Susan Merel

Dr. Susan Merel
Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine; Associate Director, Medicine Student Programs for Electives

Stephanie Timm

Spotlight: Stephanie Timm

Stephanie Timm
Residency and Fellowship Programs Administrator

GEC Members

  • Lia Barros, Teaching Associate, Cardiology
  • Pavan Bhatraju, Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • Michelle Erickson, Research Assistant Professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
  • Amy Fields, Director, Communications, Department of Medicine
  • Kelsey Griffin, Division Operations Manager, Gastroenterology
  • Whitney Harper, Program Operations Specialist, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Catherine Kaminetzky, Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine; Chief of Staff, Seattle VA
  • Farah Khan, Clinical Assistant Professor, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition
  • Tess King, Resident, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Christine Limonte, Fellow, Nephrology
  • Santiago Neme, Clinical Assistant Professor, Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Medical Director, UWMC-Northwest Campus
  • Lynn Symonds, Fellow, Medical Oncology
  • Katie Wysham, Acting Assistant Professor, Rheumatology

Ex-Officio Members

  • Matthew Golden, Professor, Allergy and Infectious Diseases, LGBTQ Health Care workgroup, BREE Collaborative
  • Patricia Kritek, Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine; Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, School of Medicine
  • Kat McGhee Drummond, Program Operations Specialist, Rheumatology (liaison to LGBTQ+ Council)
  • Jackie Monroe, Director, Academic Human Resources, Department of Medicine