Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Women Physicians for Humanity Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of members located all across the United States, representing a variety of medical specialties.


Ayesha Fatima, MD (Chair)

Dr. Ayesha Fatima is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Beaumont Children’s in Michigan. She is an assistant professor at Oakland University William Beaumont Hospital. She completed medical school in India and internship at Michigan State University, residency at William Beaumont Hospital, and fellowship at Brown University. In addition to founding Women Physicians for Humanity, Dr. Fatima is also the Vice President of Syrian American Rescue Network (SARN) and heads several SARN committees, including the health and mental health committee.


Sanjana Karim, MD, FAPA (Associate Chair)

Dr. Karim (Associate Chair) is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. She completed medical school at Georgetown School of Medicine and residency at George Washington University. She works for the U.S. Army in Georgia, specializing in the treatment of combat and war trauma and sexual trauma.


Esther Choo, MD, MPH (Media/Communication)

Dr. Choo (Media/Communication) is an emergency medicine physician in Portland, OR. She completed medical school and internship at Yale University, residency at Boston Medical Center, and a health policy research fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University.


Sima Toussi, MD (Secretary)

Dr. Toussi (Secretary) is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at NY Presbyterian Hospital. She attended Dartmouth Medical School, and completed her training in Bronx, NY.


Yasmine Khalil, DO, MS (Fundraising)

Dr. Khalil (Fundraising) is an internal medicine physician. She attended medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, earning an academic fellowship in neuromusculoskeletal sciences and a Master’s degree. She completed residency training at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.


Alison Hayward, MD, MPH (Treasurer)

Dr. Hayward is an emergency medicine physician in the Yale Department of Emergency Medicine in New Haven, CT. She attended Penn State College of Medicine. She completed residency and a fellowship in disaster medicine and emergency management, earning a master’s in public health at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Hayward served as co-founder and director for the Uganda Village Project in rural eastern Uganda for 10 years, overseeing public health programs including malaria prevention, family planning, water, sanitation and hygiene.


Faith Galderisi, DO (At Large Member)

Dr. Galderisi is a pediatric hematologist- oncologist. She attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency and chief residency at The Children’s Hospital at Sinai, in Baltimore Maryland. She completed fellowship training at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at Oregon Health and Sciences University.