Welcome to Women at CUSM, a space where women in medicine are celebrated and recognized for their accomplishments and journeys. CUSM values diversity in all its forms, and knows that the medical world crucially needs gender diversity. Every healthcare professional has different life experiences that they bring into the practice of medicine, and women have many that they can share, learn from, and use to be excellent professionals. Join us as we recognize the importance of gender diversity in education, administration, and in medical practice.



Lony Castro

Dr. Lony Castro is Professor of Medical Education and Obstetrics & Gynecology, a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She has held academic appointments at UCLA, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Western University of Health Sciences, and has been actively involved in undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate medical education programs. Her abiding academic and clinical interests, whether in the lab, hospital, or lecture hall, are aimed at improving pregnancy outcomes for the mother and neonate. She has pursued multiple avenues to investigate and contribute to this multifaceted issue: from bench research on vasoactive hormones, preeclampsia, and growth restriction, to clinical research on maternal behaviors and stress in pregnancy and community outreach efforts with the Department of Public Health aimed at making labor induction safer. More recently she has worked in the trenches of the ICU to care for pregnant and post-partum patients and study the pressing issues surrounding the care of the critically ill parturient.


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Dr. Fauzia Nausheen worked as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Pakistan for several years. She then went on to complete an MSc and training as a medical educator in Canada and began a career of teaching in North America. Dr. Nausheen has taught multiple disciplines of basic medical sciences and clinical sciences. Her areas of expertise include Gross Anatomy, including virtual histology (microscopic anatomy), embryology and neuroanatomy.

Dr. Nausheen combines multiple teaching modalities to enhance learning experience and help students to retain knowledge. She believes in a hands-on teaching approach and having students directly apply concepts from day one.


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Fauzia Nausheen