Washington University Department of Anesthesiology recognizes the incredible value, and the unique and powerful perspective that women bring to our organization. We are committed to championing their personal and professional development, prioritizing their well-being and work-life balance, and fostering a culture of empowerment. 

This is for women across the entire department, including residents, students, and staff!

Women of WUDA is a hub for women-led professional development with a focus on the specific needs of our department. We will host an annual retreat and frequent updates that center around professional development, education, and networking opportunities throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

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Steering Committee

Our Steering Committee is comprised of women across all divisions, with the goal of developing impactful events and inspiring & encouraging women in roles throughout the department.

Meet our Steering Committee
Enyo Ablordeppey, MD, MPH

Enyo Ablordeppey, MD, MPH

Associate Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Melissa Bowman

Melissa Bowman

Business Director

Serves Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Progress West Hospital, and the Pain Management Division.

Anne K. DeSchryver

Anne K. DeSchryver

Executive Director of Business Operations

Michele Grunwald

Michele Grunwald

Business Director

Serves the General, CT, and Regional & Ambulatory Anesthesiology Divisions. Oversees “South” and “North” clinical operations administration team.

Erin Herrera, CRNA

Erin Herrera, CRNA

Associate Vice Chair for Well-Being; Assistant Director for CRNA Activities

Molly  McCormick, MD

Molly McCormick, MD

Chief of General Anesthesiology

Admin; Erin Kennedy

Allison  Mitchell, MD

Allison Mitchell, MD

Residency Program Director

Rachel Moquin, EdD

Rachel Moquin, EdD

Assistant Professor and Director of Learning and Development

Lesley Rao, MD

Lesley Rao, MD

Chief of Pain Management

Clare Ridley, MD

Clare Ridley, MD

Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Jean Shim

Jean Shim

Staffing Administrator

Shirley Vaughn

Shirley Vaughn

Administrative Coordinator

Get Involved in WoW

If you are interested in getting involved with WoW, email Erin Herrera.