Description of Research Expertise:
I am an of Instructor of Anesthesiology and a National Research Service Award (NRSA) postdoctoral research fellow funded on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) T-32 (5T32HL098054) through the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Because of my interest in health services research, I have used this funding opportunity to enroll in the Master of Science in Health Policy (MSHP) research at the University of Pennsylvania; a program I will complete in May of 2019.
As a cardiac anesthesiologist, my primary career intention is to become an exceptional health services researcher in order to improve the health of patients with cardiac surgical conditions by focusing on the quality of perioperative care delivered before, during and after cardiac surgery. I have two overarching, long-term career goals. First, to use my clinical knowledge as a practicing cardiothoracic anesthesiologist to investigate the impact of intraoperative, echocardiographic, cardiac imaging technologies on cardiac surgical outcomes; a domain in which there is ample opportunity to contribute to the existing literature. Second, to become a successful, independently funded health services researcher, in order to improve outcomes in the cardiothoracic surgery patient population.
MacKay Emily J, Groeneveld Peter W, Fleisher Lee A, Desai Nimesh D, Gutsche Jacob T, Augoustides John G, Patel Prakash A, Neuman Mark D: Practice Pattern Variation in the Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography for Open Valve Cardiac Surgery. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia 33 (1): 118-133,2019.
MacKay, E. J., Cannon, J. W.: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the Unstable Trauma Patient (Chapter). Endovascular Resuscitation and Trauma Management (1st Edition. Publication: 2019). Springer International Publishing : 2019.
MacKay Emily J, Stubna Michael D, Holena Daniel N, Reilly Patrick M, Seamon Mark J, Smith Brian P, Kaplan Lewis J, Cannon Jeremy W: Not All Calcium Formulations are Alike In Response Anesthesia and analgesia 126 (2): 728-729,2018.
MacKay Emily J, Patel Prakash A, Gutsche Jacob T, Weiss Stuart J, Augoustides John G: Contemporary Clinical Niche for Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation in Perioperative Cardiovascular Practice: An Evidence-Based Review for the Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia 31 (1): 309-320,2017.
MacKay Emily J, Stubna Michael D, Holena Daniel N, Reilly Patrick M, Seamon Mark J, Smith Brian P, Kaplan Lewis J, Cannon Jeremy W: Abnormal Calcium Levels During Trauma Resuscitation Are Associated With Increased Mortality, Increased Blood Product Use, and Greater Hospital Resource Consumption: A Pilot Investigation. Anesthesia and analgesia 125 (3): 895-901,2017.
MacKay EJ, Nunn AM, Cannon JW and Martin ND: Secondary Extremity Compartment Syndrome After Traumatic Cardiac Arrest Trauma 18 (4): 291-294,2016.
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