REBEL Cast – EMTALA + Reproductive Health Rights

Dr. Dara Kass is a practicing emergency medicine physician who was most recently as the Regional Director of Region 2 for the US Department of Health and Human Services.

She currently works with organizations and institutions to advance and implement policies that affect the care of individuals in this new healthcare landscape, most specially related to all forms of reproductive health care from contraception and pregnancy termination to addressing the maternal mortality crisis in the United States.. Doctor Kass’s impact is broad as a tireless advocate, spearheading initiatives, and campaigns formatting improvements on issues such as gender equity, reproductive healthcare, and organ donation. Doctor Kass lives in Scarsdale NY with her husband and three children.

Dr. Monica Saxena is a practicing emergency physician and assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Her research focuses on reproductive justice and women’s health in the emergency department setting.   Dr. Saxena is the 2022 recipient of the Rising Star Faculty Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians.   She holds a law degree from the University of Michigan and a medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Cite this article as: Anand Swaminathan, "REBEL Cast – EMTALA + Reproductive Health Rights", REBEL EM blog, April 3, 2024. Available at:

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