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Dec 20, 2019

In today’s episode, we speak to Dr. Barbara Hamilton about her journey into the field of interventional radiology as a female physician. Only 9% of the physicians in IR are female and she is trying to change that by educating early career doctors on the benefits of entering male-dominated specialties. Her blog,, helps aspiring doctors find work life balance and financial empowerment as well.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How she got into the interventional radiology field.
  • Why she decided to start her blog to help early career doctors.
  • Why she feels that women don’t need to limit themselves to “lifestyle” fields.
  • How she is breaking down barriers regarding women in IR.
  • How she helps women in IR to be successful with things like pregnancy toolkits.

Barbara Hamilton, MD is an interventional radiologist, physician leader, and mom, who blogs at

She helps aspiring and early career doctors find work life balance and financial empowerment through her writing, coaching and speaking. Through a behind-the-scenes view, her audience gets to see her in the trenches, learning leadership skills, and balancing a demanding job with family life. Ultimately, she strives to be an example of what is possible for her audience.

She uses a mix of fear-busting, idea sharing, and general cheerleading to provide her audience virtual support through their medical training so they can transition to full, multifaceted lives as attending physicians.

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