Catherine Lawry is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) employed by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She works primarily at the Johns Hopkins Hospital East Baltimore Campus.
Catherine received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994. Her career then led her to the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she worked for 16 years in the surgical intermediate care unit and the coronary care unit, and eventually became medical shift coordinator. Catherine then returned to graduate school at the York College of Pennsylvania, where she earned her Master of Science degree in Nurse Anesthesia in 2013.
After receiving her master’s degree, Catherine worked for 6 years as a CRNA at Anesthesia Associates of York/PhyMed before returning to Johns Hopkins in 2019. During her time in York, she was the CRNA representative on the Quality Assurance Committee for the anesthesia department and precepted many Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs), emergency room residents, dental residents, and new CRNAs. Catherine was voted Clinical Instructor of the Year in 2018 at York Hospital.
Catherine has always had a passion for teaching that continued after she became a CRNA. She enjoys teaching about pulmonary artery catheters, intra-aortic balloon pumps, and pacemakers, and conducting annual reviews in the coronary care unit. Catherine is also an instructor of advanced cardiac life support and basic life support at Johns Hopkins. In May 2021, she joined The Johns Hopkins University Nurse Anesthesia Program as adjunct faculty in the simulation lab. She has been actively teaching in the simulation lab and in the clinical setting for the inaugural class of SRNAs from Johns Hopkins. Catherine is currently the clinical site coordinator for SRNAs from The Johns Hopkins University Nurse Anesthesia Program and The Uniformed Services Nurse Anesthesia Program.