Women in Medicine

At Baylor Scott & White, we’re proud to celebrate the women who make us Better every day. Discover stories from the women who are inspiring a future filled with more innovation, opportunity and hope.

Meet the opera singing nurse who comforts patients with her voice

From singing in musical productions to caring for patients in the operating room — meet Christine Giammona, BSN, RN, CNOR. When she was only 2 years old, Christine sang her first solo in a church Christmas program. Deemed her “gift” by family and friends, singing came naturally to Christine — a talent she has worked …

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My breast cancer story: Learning to “just roll with it”

Never did I think I would hear those words. “You have cancer.” Nope, not me! I am the person who takes care of everyone else. I am a 41-year-old momma with three kiddos and I was working full-time in retail. Plus, I was busy with our kids’ afterschool activities. I didn’t have time for cancer. …

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Women in Medicine: How this surgeon is inspiring the next generation of doctors

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders, employees and patients who are inspiring and empowering other women to live healthy lives. Today she lives out her calling as a general surgeon, but Dr. Elizabeth Papaila’s path into medicine took a few twists and turns along the way. “I worked hard …

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Women in Medicine: 19-year breast cancer survivor fights for early detection

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders, employees and patients who are inspiring and empowering other women to live healthy lives. As a child, Elizabeth Jekot, MD, was always mesmerized by puzzles. It’s that thrill of solving puzzles that first drew her to the field of diagnostic radiology — the …

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Women in Medicine: Empowering strong women at home and abroad

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders, employees and patients who are inspiring and empowering other women to live healthy lives. If you ask Tiffany Jackson, MD, who has inspired her most in life, she has an easy answer — her grandmother. Growing up around strong women, she knew she …

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Novel treatment gives triple-negative breast cancer patients new hope

For people battling metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), one of the most aggressive forms of the disease, options are often limited. Joyce O’Shaughnessy, MD, an oncologist on the medical staff at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas and the holder of the Celebrating Women Chair in Breast Cancer Research, has worked tirelessly to …

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