Women Physician Leaders

Balancing medicine, leadership and motherhood

Medicine is the “M” in coveted STEM careers, along with science, technology and engineering. Paying as much as 35 % more than other fields, STEM jobs are attracting more young women to pursue careers like medicine.

At Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health, many key physician leaders are moms as well. They serve as powerful role models and show how it’s possible to practice medicine, serve as a leader and raise a family.

We spoke with pediatric physician leaders Faith Hansbrough, Kelechi Iheagwara, Natalie Evans, Ashley Saucier and Melissa Roy to find out what inspired them, what obstacles they’ve had to overcome, and what they bring to the table.

Natalie Evans, MD

Faith Hansbrough, MD

Kelechi Iheagwara, MD

Ashley Saucier, MD

Melissa Roy, MD