Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine Leadership & Faculty

Stephanie B. Abbuhl, MD, FACEP

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Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Emergency Services, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Executive Director, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women; a Dean-funded program; budget of $346,466 for FY19; add'l $66K extramural funding; see for initiatives, research and publications , Perelman School of Medicine
Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine , Perelman School of Medicine
Co-Director, Penn Pathways Leadership Program for Assistant Professors in the 6 STEMM schools; funded by the Provost's Office, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Emergency Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Emergency Medicine
Ground Floor Ravdin Building
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215.662.6963
Fax: 215.662.3953
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Summa Cum Laude, 1975.
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry , 1980.
Post-Graduate Training
Internal Medicine Residency , Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania , 1980-1983.
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellowship, Nationally competitive Dean-sponsored fellowship, 2004-2005.
Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine , 1983.
Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine , 1990.
Pennsylvania Medical Command Physician , 1994.
Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, recertified , 2000.
Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, recertified , 2010.
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Description of Research Expertise

Emergency department operations, administration and access;
Women Faculty Development; Women's careers in medicine and biomedical research

Description of Clinical Expertise

Emergency medicine

Description of Other Expertise

Women in Medicine professional development and program leadership

Selected Publications

Choo EK, Kline JA, Abbuhl S: Defining the problem - and the solutions - to our stubborn challenge of gender equity. Academic Emergency Medicine 26(3): 279-280, Mar 2019.

Alvarez SNE, Jagsi R, Abbuhl SB, Lee CJ, Meyers ER.: Promoting gender equity in grant making: What can a funder do? Lancet 393(10171): e9-e11, Feb 2019.

Henry-Moss D, Abbuhl S, Bellini L, and Diane L. Spatz DL: Lactation space experiences and preferences among healthcare workers in an academic medical center. Breastfeeding Medicine October 2018.

Grisso JA, Sammel MD, Rubenstein AH, Speck RM, Conant EF, Scott P, Tuton LW, Westring AF, Friedman S, Abbuhl SB.: A randomized controlled trial to improve the success of women assistant professors. Journal of Women's Health Feb 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1089/jwh 2016.6025. [Epub ahead of print]

Choo EK, Kass D, Westergaard M, Watts SH, Berwald N, Regan L, Promes SB, Clem KJ, Schneider SM, Kuhn GJ, Abbuhl S, Nobay F: The development of best practice recommendations to support the hiring, recruitment and advancement of women physicians in emergency medicine. Academic Emergency Medicine Epub ahead of print (doi:10.1111/acem.13028), June 2016.

Westring AF, Speck RM, Sammel MD, Scott P, Conant EF, Tuton LW, Abbuhl SB, Grisso JA.: Culture matters: the pivotal role of culture for women’s careers in academic medicine Academic Medicine 89(4): 658-663, April 2014.

Pati S, Reum J, Conant EF, Tuton, LW, Scott P, Abbuhl S, Grisso JA: Tradition meets innovation: transforming academic medical culture at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. Academic Medicine 88(4), April 2013.

Westring A, Speck RM, Sammel MD; Scott P, Tuton LW, Grisso JA, Abbuhl S.: A culture conducive to women's academic success: development of a measure. Academic Medicine 87(11): 1622-31, Nov 2012.

Speck R, Sammel MD, Troxel AB, Cappola AR, Williams-Smith CT, Chittams J, Scott P, Tuton LW, Abbuhl SB: Factors impacting the departure rate of junior medical school faculty: evidence from a longitudinal analysis at a research-intensive medical school. Journal of Women's Health 21(10): 1059-65, Oct 2012.

Mills AM, Shofer FS, Boulis AK, Holena DN, Abbuhl SB: Racial disparity in analgesic treatment for emergency department patients with abdominal and back pain. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 29(7): 752-756, Sept 2011.

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Last updated: 07/18/2019
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