Clinical Focus

  • Internal Medicine

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Preventive Medicine, Clinical Informatics (2024)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Clinical Informatics Fellowship (2022) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2020)
  • Residency: University of North Carolina Internal Medicine Residency (2020) NC
  • Medical Education: Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago Registrar (2017) IL

All Publications

  • Leadership and Impostor Syndrome in Surgery. Journal of the American College of Surgeons Iwai, Y., Yu, A. Y., Thomas, S. M., Fayanju, O. A., Sudan, R., Bynum, D. L., Fayanju, O. M. 2023


    Impostor syndrome is an internalized sense of incompetence and not belonging. We examined associations between impostor syndrome and holding leadership positions in medicine.A cross-sectional survey was distributed to US physicians from 6/2021-12/2021 through medical schools and professional organizations. Differences were tested with the chi-square test and t-test for categorical and continuous variables, respectively. Logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with holding leadership positions and experiencing impostor syndrome.2183 attending and retired physicians were included in the analytic cohort; 1471 (67.4%) were in leadership roles and 712 (32.6%) were not. After adjustment, male physicians were more likely than women to hold leadership positions (OR=1.4, 95% CI 1.16-1.69; p<0.001). Non-US citizens (permanent resident or visa holder) were less likely to hold leadership positions than US citizens (OR=0.3, 95% CI 0.16-0.55; p<0.001). Having a leadership position was associated with lower odds of impostor syndrome (OR=0.54, 95% CI 0.43-0.68; p<0.001). Female surgeons were more likely to report impostor syndrome compared to male surgeons (90.0% vs 67.7%; p<0.001), an association that persisted even when female surgeons held leadership roles. Similar trends were appreciated for female and male non-surgeons. Impostor syndrome rates did not differ by race/ethnicity, including among those underrepresented in medicine, even after adjustment for gender and leadership role.Female physicians were more likely to experience impostor syndrome than men, regardless of specialty or leadership role. While several identity-based gaps persist in leadership, impostor syndrome among racially minoritized groups may not be a significant contributor.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/XCS.0000000000000788

    View details for PubMedID 37350479

  • Sociodemographic Clustering by Medical Specialty: Equal Access for All? Iwai, Y., Yu, A. L., Thomas, S. M., Fayanju, O. A., Sudan, R., Bynum, D. L., Fayanju, O. M. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 2023: S98
  • Does It Run in the Family? Intergenerational Influences on Specialty Selection Iwai, Y., Yu, A. L., Thomas, S. M., Fayanju, O. A., Sudan, R., Bynum, D. L., Fayanju, O. M. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 2022: S216-S217
  • Climate change and health informatics: pilot survey of perspectives across the field. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA Sarabu, C., Deonarine, A., Leitner, S., Fayanju, O., Fisun, M., Nadeau, K. 2022


    OBJECTIVE: Establish a baseline of informatics professionals' perspectives on climate change and health.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Anonymized survey sent to 9 informatics listservs March 31, 2022 to April 15, 2022.RESULTS: N=85 participants completed part or all of survey. Majority of participants worked at hospitals with 1000+ employees (73%) in urban areas (60%) in the United States. Respondents broadly reported general understanding of climate change and health (51%), but 71% reported unfamiliarity with technologies that could help clinicians and informaticians address the impacts of climate change. Seventy-one percent of surveyed wanted climate-driven environmental health information included in EHRs. Seventy-six percent of respondents reported that informaticians should be involved in institutional decarbonization. Seventy-eight percent of respondents felt that it was extremely, very, or moderately important to receive education on climate change.DISCUSSION: General consensus on need to engage informaticians in climate change response, but gaps identified in knowledge dissemination and tools for adaptation and mitigation.CONCLUSION: Informaticians broadly concerned about climate change and want to be engaged in efforts to combat it, but further education and tool development needed.

    View details for DOI 10.1093/jamia/ocac199

    View details for PubMedID 36264269