Dr. Ross has served as principal or co-investigator in multiple clinical studies over the years. She is a Medical Advisor for the Arthritis Foundation Triangle Leadership Board.
When AWIR was formed, I was actively involved very quickly, initially as a local chapter leader, and in 2019 I became part of the board of directors, and was named chair of global affairs, as AWIR expanded internationally. Currently, I’m co-chair of global affairs. I share the position with Dr. Thaila Ramanujam from California.
In addition to the clinical work, I have been a speaker for multiple pharmaceutical companies, mostly because I love to teach, and love to do the programs. I have also been on multiple advisory boards over the years.
What does the future hold for you?
I want to continue providing my patients with the best possible care and I hope to remain involved in the AWIR Global affairs, as I really enjoy meeting rheumatologists throughout the world, and helping empower women and improve the specialty and patient care. But then, balance is important, and I plan to travel for fun, and enjoy my family and friends. I have a wonderful physician’s assistant, who has been key in my ability to travel this much since my assignment with AWIR. I have a wonderfully supportive husband, three great daughters, one of whom is soon to follow my steps (second year medical resident, loves rheumatology).