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.

Our miracle NICU twins: Finding joy outside of the birth plan

One afternoon, my mother-in-law and I were visiting when we got on the topic of expanding our family. By something I said, she thought I was telling her I was pregnant — I quickly responded that I WAS NOT! I was not ready for another pregnancy, as my son was one month shy of a …

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My pandemic pregnancy: A safe and stress-free delivery despite COVID-19

This past Christmas Eve, I received an extra special gift — a positive pregnancy test! Our family of three would soon become a family of four. But as my pregnancy progressed, this looming word in the news kept coming up: “coronavirus.” I remember thinking it wasn’t a big deal, at least not here in the …

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My pandemic pregnancy: An open letter from one mom to another

Dear mommas and dads-to-be, This isn’t how we thought pregnancy would go, is it? Who could have predicted that we would have to add a pandemic to our (already long) list of pregnancy worries and questions? And yet, here we are — because life doesn’t stop in the middle of a pandemic. We found out …

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Physician launches care package program for COVID-19 patients and staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of healthcare, both inside the hospital and out. As the virus began to necessitate restrictions on hospital visitor policies, one physician was troubled by the thought of patients spending their days alone in a hospital bed without the support of their loved ones. Inspired to help, she took …

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A message to the healthcare frontline: You are a superhero

As a mom of three, one being a boy, superheroes are a part of our daily family conversations. Our favorite conversation begins with the question, “If you could have a superpower, what would you choose?” My son says “super strength” so he can rescue people when they are in danger and fight bad guys. My …

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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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