Pugh, Smith Join 2013 Class of Women Academic Leaders
Madison, Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) faculty members Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, and Maureen A. Smith, MD, PhD, MPH, (photos at top and bottom right, respectively) have been selected to join the prestigious Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program at Drexel University.
Pugh and Smith will join female academic medical leaders from across the nation as fellows in the 19th class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (
Drexel University was the nation’s first medical school for women, founded in 1850 as the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Pugh, who is vice chair of education and patient safety in the department of surgery, is a surgeon at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, clinical director of the UW Health Clinical Simulation Program and a nationally recognized researcher and patent holder in the field of simulation-based performance assessments in medical education.
Smith is a professor in the departments of Population Health Sciences, Family Medicine and Surgery. She is the director of the School of Medicine and Public Health's Health Innovation Program, director of the Community-Academic Partnerships Core, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and associate director for population sciences at the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
“We are delighted to have Drs. Pugh and Smith enter the 2014 fellowship class, joining 13 other women from the SMPH who have completed this superb program,” says Patricia Kokotailo, MD, MPH, associate dean for faculty development and faculty affairs at the School of Medicine and Public Health.
“This program has greatly supported the additional development of leadership skills. Our school’s women participants have risen to positions such as department chairs, associate and senior associate deans and prominent posts in national medical organizations.”
Date Published: 06/04/2013