Emily J Mackay, DO, MS

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
310 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-7468
Fax: 215-349-5078
Lab: 215-746-7468
BFA (Music Performance )
Carnegie Mellon University , 2005.
DO (Medicine)
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2011.
MS (Master of Science in Health Policy Research (MSHP))
University of Pennsylvania, 2019.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

I am a practicing cardiac anesthesiologist and critical care physician. I am board certified in Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, and Advanced Perioperative Echocardiography. In my daily clinical practice I care for patients undergoing a variety of cardiothoracic surgeries including cardiac valve, thoracic, aortic, heart transplant, lung transplant and coronary artery bypass graft surgeries. I am an advocate of the selective use of real-time, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiographic imaging to facilitate the perioperative care of cardiac surgery patients.

Description of Research Expertise

My research expertise includes comparative effectiveness studies in echocardiography using large datasets and developing predictive algorithms using nonlinear, machine learning techniques. My work on the clinical utility and variability of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in cardiac surgery has resulted in publications in leading clinical journals including: JAMA Network Open, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE), Annals of Thoracic Surgery (ATS), and the British Journal of Anaesthesia Open. I have an ongoing interest in using data to study perioperative research questions in the field of Anesthesiology and Critical Care.

Selected Publications

MacKay EJ, Zhang, B, Heng, S, Ye, T, Neuman, MD, Augoustides, JG, Desai, ND, Groeneveld, PW: Association Between Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) During Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery and Clinical Outcomes. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) 34(6): 571-581, June 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2021.01.014. Epub 2021 Jan 26.

Zhang, B., Heng, S., MacKay, E. J., Ye, T.: Bridging preference-based instrumental variable studies and cluster-randomized encouragement experiments: study design, noncompliance, and average cluster effect ratio. Biometrics May 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1111/biom.13500. Online ahead of print.

MacKay EJ, Salmon, MK, Fatuzzo, MR, Neuman, MD, Desai, ND, Groeneveld, PW, Augoustides, JG: Validation of Claims Data for the Identification of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography During Cardiac Surgery. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 35(11): 3193-3198, November 2021 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2021.04.017.

Mackay EJ, Werner, RM, Groeneveld, PW, Desai, ND, Reese, PP, Gutsche, JT, Augoustides, JG, Neuman, MD. : Transesophageal Echocardiography, Acute Kidney Injury and Length of Hospitalization Among Adults Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia (eds.). Elsevier 34(3): 687-695, March 2020 Notes: NIHMSID: 1545105 Published online August 28th, 2019. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2019.08.042. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31558399/

MacKay, E. J., Neuman, M. D., Fleisher, L. A., Patel, P. A., Gutsche, J. T., Augoustides, J. G., Desai, N. D., Groeneveld, P. W.: Transesophageal Echocardiography, Mortality, and Length of Hospitalization after Cardiac Valve Surgery. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 33(6): 756-762.e1, March 2020 Notes: NIHMSID: 1568986; EPub date: 03/31/2020; DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2020.01.014

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, Jan 2019 Notes: NIHMSID: 1502536;

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