Diana Racusin

Physician (Maternal Fetal Medicine), Assistant Professor,
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center

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The sky is the limit!

What do you do?

I take care of and deliver women with high risk pregnancies. Additionally, I am heavily involved in medical student and resident education- teaching the next generation of physicians.

Why did you choose this field?

I can not remember a time before I wanted to become a physician. This was always my goal and passion, even as a young child. In college and medical school I became very interested in women's health. The decision to pursue a career in obstetrics and gynecology, and ultimately maternal fetal medicine was born from those experiences.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

Becoming a physician takes many, many years of hard work, studying, and sacrifice. Sometimes I look back on all of those years and wonder how any of us do it. Hard work and determination got me through and that success inspires me to keep reaching for my goals.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I love to "fix" things. I get to solve problems every day at work. Taking care of women with complex medical problems is the most rewarding job in the world.

Best advice for next generation?

The sky is the limit!

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

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