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
310 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-7468
Fax: 215-349-5078
Lab: 215-746-7468
Education:
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, 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 use of real-time echocardiographic imaging, both transthoracic and transesophageal, to facilitate the perioperative care of cardiac surgery patients.

Description of Research Expertise

I am a practicing cardiac anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. My research expertise includes comparative effectiveness studies in echocardiography using large datasets and developing predictive algorithms using nonlinear, machine learning techniques. My work in echocardiography is currently supported by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) on a Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG), as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program (LRP). My work in machine-learning, developing predictive algorithms in both medical and surgical patient populations was supported by the University of Pennsylvania Health system. My comparative effectiveness research has shown that while TEE is associated with improved clinical outcomes in both cardiac valve and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery national practice pattern for TEE use in cardiac surgery is highly variable across US states

Selected Publications

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;

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, Feb 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, Feb 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, Sep 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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