Davia Loren

January 14, 2022

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Dr. Davia Loren is a woman of myriad intersectional identities. She’s been practicing medicine for nearly 25 years, maintaining board certifications in both General Pediatrics and Newborn Intensive Care. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington in Seattle where she has been living since 2004, she’s a member of Temple Beth Am there. Davia is a peer-trainer for the University Of Washington Office Of Healthcare Equity where she will be providing workshops on gender & sexuality identity diversity as well as on bias & micro-aggressions. Davia’s identities include mom (her three kids range in age from 15 to 21) and cherishing companion to her beloved partner, Jane.  

Davia has served as the Medical Director of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Camp Kalsman since 2006, the Medical Liaison for the URJ-NFTY USA Camping System since 2016 and is now one of five physicians leading the URJ Medical Advisory Team. She is a passionate advocate, activist, and ally for gender diversity education and inclusion; she helped develop Camp Kalsman’s gender inclusion program. Davia is a member of the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association and a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health. She’s provided expert testimony to the Washington State Senate on inclusion of transgender health care in insurance coverage, she speaks about gender diversity to audiences on a regional and national level. Davia was elected to the URJ North American Board as the first openly transgender person in 2019. As a passionate board member for LGBTQ+ presence in Jewish life she has participated in their groundbreaking DEI Taskforce, and is presently a member of the Trustees Committee. Davia loves to hike, cook (especially for Jane), and pretty much anything that involves being out on the water.

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