Dr. Sarah Bastawrous featured in RSNA news

A photo of Dr. Sarah Bastawrous. In the photo, Dr. Bastawrous wears a navy shirt and beaded necklace while smiling into the camera.Dr. Sarah Bastawrous, associate professor of radiology in the abdominal imaging section at the UW School of Medicine and VA Puget Sound, and director of the Women in Radiology (WiR) group at the university, was recently featured in a member spotlight in an RSNA news feature, as well as being quoted in two news articles for the publication. The spotlight highlights Dr. Bastawrous’s interest in radiology and her professional career accomplishments.

In the article “Too Few Women in the Field of Radiology,” Dr. Bastawrous is quoted as saying, “Other specialties have done a better job of leveling the gender imbalance, or gender inequality, in residencies. … Radiology is an exciting specialty that is a key component of health care and greatly impacts patient outcomes. However, radiology has historically faced common misconceptions that may deter women from pursuing this specialty.”

She is also quoted in the follow-up RSNA article “Solutions to Increase Women’s Representation At All Levels of Radiology.” From the article: “To keep pace, Dr. Bastawrous said radiology workplaces and residency programs can establish a culture supportive of gender equality, be transparent and forthright with workplace policies, and ensure women in medical school and residency have access to women who are leaders in radiology as role models.”

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