Lori Christensen, MD, plays with a patient

Each September, the American Medical Association (AMA) recognizes Women in Medicine. This is an opportunity to “showcase the accomplishments of women physicians as well as highlight advocacy related to women physicians and health issues impacting women patients.” This year, University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital is putting our own spin on the month, celebrating our providers for the work they do in patient care, research, and women’s health advocacy.

We spoke with some of our female providers about why they decided to purse a career in medicine and why they think it is important to recognize women in medicine.

Read what UI Stead Family Children's Hospital's own trailblazers, advocates, and leaders had to say:

We’ll also be recognizing these individuals and others on our social media channels.

Do you know an outstanding woman in medicine? Feel free to give them a shout out by sharing your story!