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Dr. Eliza Chin

Eliza Chin


Executive Director
American Medical Women’s Association


Dr. Eliza Chin is an assistant clinical professor of Medicine at the University of California in San Francisco. She has been actively involved in American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) for over a decade, serving as president during its 95th anniversary year. She has been an integral part of many of AMWA's programs, including the founding of its Networking Alliance, the launch of Faces of AMWA – an online exhibition, and AMWA's Annual Meetings over the past several years. She has a particular interest in the history of women in medicine and the stories of women physicians during all stages of their careers. In 2002, she published the anthology, This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine. In 2003, she was featured in the National Library of Medicine's exhibition, Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians. Working with and collaborating with women physicians leaders is her passion and she is honored to be AMWA's executive director and to serve the organization that has provided her with so much support.

Dr. Chin is a graduate of the University of California in Berkeley, Harvard Medical School and Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. She completed her training in primary care at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia for many years before relocating to California where she continues to teach medical students and practice medicine part-time. She is a past visiting scholar of the Women's Leadership Institute at Mills College.

Dr. Chin currently resides in California with her husband Dr. Douglas Chin and their three children. She practices medicine part-time with a focus in geriatrics. As an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, she continues to be involved in medical education. She has lectured widely on the topic of women in medicine both locally and nationally. In her spare time, she is an active school volunteer and a Girl Scout Leader.