Mary Beth Brady is associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is internationally known as an expert in Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) and serves as the Johns Hopkins University director of the Intraoperative and Structural Heart TEE Program. Under Dr Brady’s directorship, the Johns Hopkins cardiac anesthesiology team provides real-time interventional echocardiography guidance for structural heart procedures including percutaneous mitral, aortic and tricuspid valve repair/replacements – as well as for left atrial appendage procedures. Faculty are recognized experts in echocardiography, including 3D echocardiography and interventional echocardiography. For years she has been on the forefront of educational initiatives on TEE education. Dr. Brady serves as the Vice Chair for Education for the department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine In this role, she coordinates educational initiatives across the multiple Johns Hopkins campuses. She is also medical director of the Adult Post Anesthesia Care Unit at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Brady received her undergraduate and medical degrees at Georgetown University and completed a residency in anesthesiology and a combined fellowship in cardiac anesthesia and vascular-thoracic anesthesia at Johns Hopkins. She then joined our faculty in ACCM and subsequently accepted the role of Director of Intraoperative TEE in the division of cardiac anesthesiology. Dr. Brady is engaged in TEE education for trainees in cardiac anesthesiology, anesthesiology, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology and ultrasonography. More than once, she has won the “Most Innovative Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching” awarded by the department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Brady currently is chair of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) Scientific Program Committee, holds positions on the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Interventional Echocardiography Council, the ASE Committee on Education, the American Society of Anesthesiologists Educational Track Subcommittee on Cardiac Anesthesia, and on the SCA Board of Directors. In these roles, she organizes and executes educational components of these national and international meetings.
In 2009, Dr. Brady joined the editorial board of Open Anesthesia (OA) as part of the inaugural board for this multimodal internet toolkit sponsored by the International Anesthesia Research Society. The mission of OA is to offer unique educational tools for residents, fellows, and medical student with an interest in Anesthesiology. It has become the comprehensive resource for anesthesiology residents and physicians worldwide. Dr. Brady completed her OA Board of Director service in 2022. Dr. Brady is also a fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography and serves on the editorial board of Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. She is board certified in advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography.