ACCM’s vice chair for education, Mary Beth Brady, MD FASE received the distinction of Anesthesiology Women of Excellence (AWEsome Woman) by the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology (SCA). This acclaim recognizes preeminent women in the field of cardiovascular.

Dr. Mary Beth Brady, MD FASE, is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine. She is nationally known as an expert in Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) and serves as the Johns Hopkins University director of the Intraoperative and Structural Heart TEE Program. For years she has been on the forefront of educational initiatives on TEE education. Dr. Brady has held leadership positions in the American Society of Echocardiography, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, and the American Society of Anesthesiology. Additionally, she has spoken extensively on echocardiography on a national as well as international level. Many call her the “go to” person to succinctly and clearly present challenging echocardiographic topics.

As part of the SCA Anesthesiology Women of Excellence Project, Dr. Brady was interviewed regarding her role in cardiovascular anesthesiology. In this interview, Dr. Brady specifically highlights the mentorship of some ACCM colleagues/alumni, Drs. Dan Nyhan, Brett Simon and Lee Fleisher.