About Us

About ACEP’s American Association of Women Emergency Physicians Section

Looking for a section that will address your needs as an emergency physician and a woman? Then, the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians is for you. It provides a broad-based network of support, guidance, and education in personal and professional leadership skills, especially for women emergency physicians, residents, and medical students.

Join Section Operational Guidelines

Our Objectives

  • To promote the professional advancement and leadership skills of women emergency physicians.
  • To promote mentoring opportunities and mutual support for women emergency physicians, including providing positive role models for medical students.
  • To provide an opportunity for women emergency physicians to meet, interact and network with each other and with supportive male members.
  • To develop and present educational programs that may be of particular importance or pertinence to female emergency physicians.
  • To prepare and distribute an interesting, educational and informative newsletter for members of the section at a minimum of every six months.
  • To serve as a resource to the College president, Board of Directors, College committees and ACEP members on issues relating to women emergency physicians.
  • To develop a roster of public relations and legislative expertise of women emergency physicians.
  • To provide a pathway for professional leadership development within the organization.

Section Officers & Staff


Alecia Gende, DO



Andrea Austin, MD



Stephanie Costa, MD, MS



Lt. Maria Jose Araujo, MD, USN

Senior Resident Representative

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Sierra A. Hajdu, MD

Junior Resident Representative


Carrie de Moor, MD, FACEP

Immediate Past Chair


Christina Shenvi, MD



Sydney De'Angelis, MD

Alternate Councillor


Sneha Chinai, MD

Education Chair


Heidi Knowles, MD, FACEP

Board Liaison

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Jessica Vaughn

Staff Liaison

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