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Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director
Director, Forum for Women in Medicine
Director, Balance in Medicine
Rakhee K. Bhayani, MD, is an associate professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and a founding member and director of the Forum for Women in Medicine, a professional development initiative established in 2014 that organizes skill-building events for women trainees in the Department of Medicine.
She is actively involved in the education of resident physicians in the primary care resident clinic. As the co-director of Balance in Medicine, Bhayani oversees the wellness curriculum and programming for the internal medicine residency program. She also serves as the Graduate Medical Education faculty wellness champion for the program. Bhayani has been working closely with the Academic Women’s Network (AWN) as a board member since 2019, which brings together women on the medical campus for networking events and professional development topics. She has served on several national committees for the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), including the wellness committee from 2016-18 and the Women in Medicine Forum pre-course planning committee since 2018. Bhayani is a member of the Women in Medicine Summit steering committee which organizes a national yearly multi-day conference for women across the country. She has mentored several trainees over the years through the Mentors in Medicine research funding program and has volunteered as a faculty sponsor for the undergraduate American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) organization at Washington University since 2019.