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Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® Success Stories Meenakshi Singh, MD

Meenakshi Singh, MD

 ELAM is a unique organization that empowers women leaders in medicine, provides them the tools to be effective and to sustain them. It is but natural for me as an ELUM to give to ELAM. May its reach and effectiveness grow! 
Meenakshi Singh, MD, '12

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In Meenakshi's own words...

"ELAM has been a fascinating experience that has broadened my horizons and opened doors to opportunities and experiences that I may not have pursued earlier or have been considered for before. Post-ELAM, my institutional leaders, as well as professional organizations, affirmed that I have the attributes necessary for impactful leadership. The diversity within my learning community transformed itself into a band of sisters in a very short time.

"We learned of each other's strengths, trials and tribulations, learned how to overcome adversity and how to thrive and shine. This amazed me from the beginning and still does. I am fortunate to have also connected with many others from my class, sought advice from ELUMs who specialize in Faculty Affairs and Development, and their collective wisdom is a treasure that I cherish.

"ELAM is now a way of life, a beautiful experience that I treasure and draw upon on a regular basis. The thoughtful exercises that we went through provide ways of envisioning solutions to daily leadership challenges. I have called on my ELUM sisters on many occasions to share our dilemmas and breakthroughs and to celebrate our sense of community. I was a part of a group of diverse women leaders who shared their rich and empowering backgrounds which resulted in enlightening us all to be thoughtful, determined, resilient and caring leaders, citizens and human beings."

About Meenakshi Singh, MD

Meenakshi Singh, MD, is the Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development, and Professor and Chief Quality Officer for Anatomic Pathology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Medicine.

She received her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and her MD at Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India. Her first position in the United States was at the AMC Cancer Research Center in Colorado. She completed a residency in Pathology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and a Surgical Pathology Fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, IA. She rose through the ranks to be a Professor of Pathology at the University of Colorado Denver. Five years ago, she was appointed the Vice Chair of Anatomic Pathology and became a tenured professor at Stony Brook University. One year ago she took on the institutional leadership role of Vice Dean.

Dr. Singh is a practicing surgical pathologist and cytopathologist with expertise in breast and gynecologic pathology and an active member of the multidisciplinary teams for breast and gynecologic cancers. She is the founding Director of the Selective Pathology Fellowship Program at her institution. This is an ACGME accredited program. She is the Co-Director of the Pathology Course for first year medical students at her university.

Thank you, Class of 2012!

Drexel Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellowship - Class of 2012

Pictured: Evaline Alessandrini, Bettina Beech, Wendy Brewster, Erica Brownfield, Evalina Burger, Carmen Canavier, Adela Casas-Melley, Judie Charlton, Constance Chu, Nily Dan, Sylvia Daunert, Sarah Dry, Karin Esposito, Marquetta Faulkner, Margherita Fontana, Cheryl GoreFelton, Wendy Hansen, Zena Leah Harris, Petra Kaufmann, Karen Kaul, Ellie Kelepouris, Melina Kibbe, Jean King, Michele Kipke, Colleen Koch, Deborah Levine, Karen Lu, Tsveti Markova, Madhu Mazumdar, Susan McDaniel, Amy McMichael, A. Menko, Olimpia Meucci, Anne Mosenthal, Anne Newman, Joan Nichols, Julie Panepinto, Anna Pavlick, Corinne Peek-Asa, Marina Picciotto, Elizabeth Pilcher, J. Raj, Jane Reusch, Olga Rodriguez de Arzola, Ellie Schoenbaum, Paula Shireman, Cathy Sila, Meenakshi Singh, Shyrl Sistrunk, Nancy Thomas, Karen Williams, Bronwyn Wilson, Ozlem Yilmaz, Verna Yiu

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ELAM is a core program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. The Institute continues the legacy of advancing women in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the nation's first women's medical school and a predecessor of today's Drexel University College of Medicine.