April 2nd, 2013
The gender pay gap for women physicians is a very real and very ugly phenomenon. Let's explore what it looks like, why it persists, and what we can do to change the status quo.

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December 10th, 2011
The New “Getting Ahead”: What It Takes to Succeed in 2012
There are many institutional problems that prevent women from advancing in the workplace, such as company culture, pay inequities, lack of career customization, and gender stereotyping. The first and most important step is for organizations and institutions to recognize that these problems exist and that they can be solved¡ªbut only with the buy-in of the board and administration, says Dr. Linda Brodsky, founder and president of Expediting the Inevitable, an organization that works with women physicians and healthcare organizations to create a more flexible workplace. “The structure of the workplace needs to be overhauled thoughtfully and methodically,” says Brodsky. “It is a top down/bottom up effort. They need to recognize that this situation hits their bottom line.”

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November 7th, 2011
Dr. Linda Brodsky: 5 Major Issues With Physician Compensation
Linda Brodsky, MD, a pediatric otolaryngologist and founder of Expediting the Inevitable, shares five issues that specifically deal with physician compensation and why they are hot topics in today’s healthcare climate.

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November 4th, 2011
Closing the Gender Gap in Medicine
Using her experience gained during the litigation as well as 25 years as a health care practitioner, Brodsky now tries to help women in the health care field overcome issues with pay inequity and gender discrimination as a founder of Expediting the Inevitable.

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August 8th, 2011
— Panel Brings Insight to the Future of Emerging Healthcare —

On October 25-28, 2011, Linda Brodsky will participate as a panelist in the 4th World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress, the largest medical tourism event in the world. This year’s conference focuses upon the future of healthcare in emerging regions, and Brodsky will address this topic with a talk entitled, “How Emerging Healthcare Can Learn from Mistakes, Attract the Best Talent and Operate.”

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July 21, 2011
American Medical Women's Association NewsFlash

Help promote women physicians in the healthcare workforce and update antiquated gender-based practices. Join Expediting the Inevitable.

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July 19, 2011
How Female Physicians Can Narrow the Compensation Gap

Pediatric otolaryngologist Linda Brodsky, MD, founder and president of Expediting The Inevitable, an organization promoting gender equality in healthcare, shares insight into how hospitals and health systems can narrow the gap in pay between male and female physicians.

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July 15, 2011
Women Lose Out In The Recovery From The Great Recession

Dr. Linda Brodsky, MD and president of Expediting the Inevitable, an organization dedicated to revolutionizing the growth potential of the healthcare marketplace by better engaging women physicians, thinks it might have something to do with men still being perceived as the “chief breadwinners” of a household.

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July 14, 2011
— Brodsky Joins Forces with 38 Women for Get Your Woman On: Embracing Beauty, Grace and the Power of Women —

Linda Brodsky, surgeon and founder of Expediting The Inevitable, has contributed her own story to Get Your Woman On: Embracing Beauty, Grace and the Power of Women, which can currently be pre-ordered through and will be released August 18, 2011 on The e-book, which has audio and video enhancements in every chapter, is due out in early September, 2011.

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June 21, 2011
Why Doctors Should Be Allowed To Work Part-Time

While medicine is a rewarding career, it requires an enormous amount of time, energy and effort. Limiting doctor’s work flexibility could be the breaking point where prospective students decide to pursue another career. Sibert appears to blame female physicians for the physician shortage. But as Linda Brodsky, an advocate for equality in medicine, points out, “The work styles and habits she is attributing to women physicians are not unique to this demographic; in fact, research has shown that the desire for work-life balance is generational, not gendered. It is sought by Gen X and Y, and crosses gender lines. The resulting tension in the health care workplace is a function of the lag time between society's evolving demands and health care institutions' willingness and ability to meet them.”

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February 7, 2011
Linda Brodsky, MD quoted in article “New male doctors earned 17% more than female doctors in US in 2008”

See quote below Linda Brodsky, the task force’s other co-chair, added: “Many of these young women don’t know that gender discrimination exists. They are lulled into thinking that they are getting flexibility [in hours and working conditions].” Thus they might consciously or otherwise accept a lower salary, she added. Dr Brodsky said that many young women are not good negotiators and that when they do act tough in negotiations this creates a “dissonance to the people who are hiring them,” as they are not then fulfilling the stereotype of a caring provider. The association is creating a web based programme to help its members become better at negotiating.

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January 25, 2011
Achieving Gender Equity for Women Physicians: A Prescription for Success

Linda Participated in a webinar with Doctors for America, entitled Achieving Gender Equity for Women Physicians, Prescription for Sucess.

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January 16, 2011
PRN Health. The AMWA Hour: Gender Equity.

Linda was interviewed on the AMWA hour through PRN Media Health on Web Radio.

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October 19, 2010
Music players can hurt kids’ hearing

If you have a youngster in your family who listens to lots of music — at concerts, on the stereo and especially on earbuds hooked to an iPod or similar device — then it might be time to do a little experiment.

Wait for a moment when your children are listening to music at their usual volume.

Then spend a few minutes near them, just listening...

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July 21, 2010
Brain Surgeon Gets Another Chance

One Tuli supporter, Linda Brodsky, a New York pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist who advocates for gender equity in medicine, said she “would expect or hope that [administrators at UTHealth] had taken into very serious consideration the kind of issues that had been presented in the past about his behavior” before hiring Day. “If he’s gone through rehabilitation and is a changed man, then maybe they’re getting a very good professor.”...

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July 21, 2010
Competitive Team Sports: A Powerful Prescription for Growing Self-Confident Girls

Sunday mornings I play in a friendly tennis league. You come, you play. No tournaments, not too much competition. So, for this week’s first match, I was paired with a 25 year old, newly minted tennis player¡ªa young woman my middle daughter’s age. She told me she had...

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June 25, 2010
You Don’t Need to Be Perfect!

Role modeling is one of the cornerstones of good parenting. For mothers, like you and me, our values are reflected not only in our behavior but also in our appearance. These values are communicated every day and in every way. Overwhelmed? No surprise if you are. Most of...

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June 15, 2010
Take Care of Yourself If You Want Strong Daughters

Most of us were younger and slimmer and probably healthier when we first conceived our first child. Pregnancy was a great excuse to ¡°eat for two.¡± Young children even a better excuse to let go by the wayside our regular exercise routines. And the busy schedules of our tweens...

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May 27, 2010
¡°I Believe I Can Fly¡±: Lessons in Letting Go

From the moment of birth, the sad but essential task at hand begins¡ªleading our nearly helpless baby girls from dependence to independence. Nearly two decades will pass before total autonomy is realized, but only if we plan well and build on the strengths of the child and the opportunities life provides...

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September 16, 2009
Identity Health Care: How the Gender Gap in Medicine Is Making Us Sick

As a woman surgeon for 26 years, I have witnessed the subtle — and not so subtle — differences in the way physician and patient identities intersect in our healthcare system. Physicians and patients alike bring their own realities, their own experiences, and their own unique points of view to every highly personal medical encounter — and these biases can literally be a matter of a healthy life or, in the worst case, an untimely death... more »

August 25, 2009
Gender Profiling Hurts Our National Health Care

On August 26, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the 89th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution that gave women the vote in 1920.

Though officially organized in 1848 in Seneca Falls, N.Y., the U.S. women’s rights movement endured 72 years before realizing this first critical goal.... more »

June 16, 2009
Share Your Story: Gender Inequity in Healthcare

It’s not a question of IF you’ve been affected by gender inequity in healthcare, but HOW.

As a pediatric otolaryngologist who has faced gender discrimination in her own career, I’ve become what I like to call an ¡°accidental expert¡± in the prevailing and often unfair treatment of women physicians... more »

APRIL 09, 2009
Dog may be kids' worst friend

UB pediatric otolaryngologists study finds a direct correlation between dog bites and rising temperatures.

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FEBRUARY 25, 2009
Your story¡ªLinda Brodsky, MD

Linda Brodsky, MD, is a successful surgeon and one of the most respected names in Pediatric Otolaryngology and an advocate for all women for equal opportunity and equal pay. She didn’t start her career thinking that one day she would be writing a book and blogging about this topic, but unfortunately she experienced first hand what is was like to be treated differently from her male colleagues which strengthened her belief that ¡°Women should be able to enjoy the full range of opportunities of professional and personal satisfaction as men.¡± Most, if not all women, regardless of their profession, would probably agree with her...
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FEBRUARY 3, 2009
Why Ledbetter Isn't Enough | The American Prospect

Dr. Linda Brodsky had been a pediatric surgeon at Children's Hospital of Buffalo and a tenured full professor of otolaryngology and pediatrics at SUNY-Buffalo for 14 years when she realized a less senior male employee ... The American Prospect Articles... more »

Biography ¨C Linda Brodsky, MD ¡ªNew York ¨C

Linda Brodsky, M.D.. ¡°I was very close to my aunt and uncle ¡ª he was a doctor ¡ª and in my teenage and early college years, they were exceptionally supportive of... more »

NOVEMBER 13, 2008
Social Notes: Life: The Buffalo News

Dr. Linda Brodsky Greenfield will be the speaker at the annual Sisterhood Shabbat and Dinner of the Sisterhood of Temple Beth Tzedek at 6 p. m. Friday in the temple in Amherst. Her topic will be ¡°Justice, Justice, Thou Shall Pursue ¡ª A Personal Journey Through the Legal Labyrinth of Gender Discrimination... more »

AUGUST 8, 2008
Retirement payment put former head of cancer facility atop heap JAMES M. ODATO

Of the top payouts in 2007, many other Buffalo doctors and professors on the state payroll did quite well.

One stood out: Pediatric surgeon Linda Brodsky, 56, who was a Buffalo University professor making $60,297. Her state compensation for 2007, however, totaled $799,163.

That's because she settled a suit against the state for salary discrimination, court records show. She alleged that male teachers made more than female colleagues, and agreed to a settle for $740,000 plus her pension... more »

WINTER, 2004
AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund

LAF currently is supporting 15 lawsuits. At its October 2003 meeting, the LAF board awarded a total of $8,000 to these ongoing cases:... download pdf »

OCTOBER 4, 2004

Linda Brodsky, M.D., FAAP, of Buffalo, N.Y., received the 2004 Distinguished... Dr. Brodsky directs the pediatric otolaryngology department at Women and... more »

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APRIL 1, 2003
Article in the Buffalo News

Announcement of Presitigious Safety Award, 2003.
By Henry Davis,
Staff Writer for the BN...

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APRIL, 2003
AAUW Bulletin
"Acclaimed Doctor of Pediatric Medicine Sues SUNY-Buffalo" April, 2003... view article »

MARCH 2, 2004
Article in the Buffalo News
Rare disorder, rare spirit.
Courageous young Machias brothers and their determined parents persevere, with hospital's help, against ravages of boy's chromosomes defect.... more »

MARCH, 2003
Printed in Buffalo's Business First
"State Lauds Efforts at Women and Children's Hospital", March 2003... view article »

WCHOB's Weekly Medical Staff Update — CPQ Awarded $200,000 from NYS for Safety Work, 2003... view article »

MAY 11, 2002
Ear, nose and throat residency program
spared for now by judge.

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Mepham Who's Who - 1999

Linda Brodsky Greenfield '70 ¡ª Pediatric Otolaryngology. Dr. Brodsky obtained her B.A. cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College and her doctorate from the Medical... more »


February 4, 2011
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY
Linda is a delegate to the UN Conference on the Status of Women with Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen and her organization Pathways for Peace. Feb 20-25, NYC. Follow her in this adventure on her blog.

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May 19, 2010
Linda Brodsky, M.D. Named a Vision 2020 Ambassador
102 Women Leaders Selected for National Project to Advance Women’s Leadership
Vision 2020’s Two-Day Conference Focuses on Leadership and Gender Equality

Vision 2020 announced the selection of 102 National Delegates — extraordinary women chosen to help shape the future of women’s leadership into the next decade. Vision 2020 is a national project of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine. The project seeks to promote women’s leadership and gender equality by uniting women across disciplines to begin a national dialogue and propose an action agenda to effect positive change.

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June 28, 2009
Linda Brodsky to serve as a panelist at the 2009 AAUW National Convention
St. Louis

Linda Brodsky will join a ¡°who’s who¡± of accomplished speakers at the AAUW 2009 National Convention to discuss the barriers still facing women today.

The AAUW (American Association of University Women) panel discussion will specifically focus on educating women about sex discrimination in the workplace. Titled ¡°Workplace Discrimination: Where Women Stand Today,¡± the panel will take place Sunday, June 28, in St. Louis.

Lorie Jackson, a human resources professional with more than 27 years of experience, will moderate. Joining Brodsky are Irma Herrera, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates; and Ruth O’Brien, chair of the doctoral/masters program in political science at the Graduate Center, the City University of New York.

For more information about the AAUW and the 2009 National Convention, please visit the AAUW website at

June 2009
Call for Submissions: Dr. Linda Brodsky wants you to Share Your Story for multi-author book on gender discrimination in medicine
Book to Examine How Gender Inequality in Medicine Affects Healthcare for Everyone

After nearly ten years of research and insight into the prevailing and often unfair treatment of women physicians, respected pediatric otolaryngologist Dr. Linda Brodsky is launching a book project to examine how gender inequality in medicine is affecting the quality of healthcare in America. Dr. Linda Brodsky is calling on all of those who have felt the effects of unequal treatment — physicians, patients, nurses, moms and, yes, even men — to share their stories for the book... more »

JANUARY 14, 2009
Ledbetter’s Story Shared by Countless Others
Additional ¡°Real People¡± Tell Their Stories

Linda Brodsky, M.D., is amongst three women who shared their stories with the National Women’s Law Center and are available to speak with the media about the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

For the countless number of women who find Lilly Ledbetter’s story of pay discrimination all too familiar, the upcoming Senate vote on key pay equity legislation is absolutely vital to giving them, and all women, critical tools they need to vindicate their rights and receive equal pay for equal work. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Tuesday night, with a vote expected as early as Thursday... more »

JANUARY 13, 2009
Dr. Brodsky Introduces, and e-book, ¡°Only She Who Attempts the Absurd Can Achieve the Impossible"

Closing the book on a legal battle that lasted a decade, Linda Brodsky, M.D. announced the launch of her personal website and resource center today. The site features personal news, a list of speaking engagements; legal, civil and women’s resources; past appearances; an archive of past speeches; a photo gallery; and a form where women with a similar story can share with her.

In addition, her new e-book, Only She Who Attempts the Absurd Can Achieve the Impossible, details her journey from college into medical school through her career and until the end of her legal battle. Marking the end of a life phase, this e-book ends where her new website begins.

NOVEMBER 3, 2008
Linda Brodsky, M.D. Launches The Brodsky Blog

As a tribute to her past, a toast to her future, and a resource for women in medicine, Linda Brodsky has created The Brodsky Blog

Posts are divided into eight topic categories: Accidental Crusader, Adventures in Advocacy, Anger Management, Flashbacks, Mentorhood, My Family/My DNA, On the Job, and The Confessional. Brodsky writes two or three posts weekly, all of which are available via RSS feed or via regular email updates


Federal Court Cases Brodsky v. SUNY and Kaleida Health et al, and Brodsky v. Kaleida Health Come to a Close to Satisfaction of the Parties... more »


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