Brenda G. Fahy, MD, MCCM

bfahyProfessor of Anesthesiology
Associate Chair, Critical Care Medicine
Program Director, Adult Combined Cardiothoracic Critical Care Fellowship

Contact Information

University of Florida
College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
1600 SW Archer Road
PO Box 100254
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0254

Office Phone

(352) 273-8298


Administrative Assistant

Vera Barnes
Phone: (352) 273-8630



Dr. Fahy currently serves as the associate chair of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Florida. The division provides clinical coverage in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit, Burn Unit, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Trauma Intensive Care Unit, and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Fahy serves as medical director for the Neuro Intensive Care Unit and program director for the Adult Combined Cardiothoracic Critical Care Fellowship.

Dr. Fahy is president of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), an organization she’s been actively involved with since 2003 when she began volunteering as an examiner. As president, Dr. Fahy is charged with setting the strategic initiatives for the ABA. She is only the fourth female president in the ABA’s history.

Dr. Fahy’s research interests involve studies in the critically ill patient population and multidisciplinary translational research. She is currently a coinvestigator on the NIH-funded P50 center grant for the UF Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center to study the persistent inflammation, immunosuppression, and catabolism syndrome (PICS) following sepsis in surgical intensive care unit patients. She also has an interest in education research that encompasses learning techniques including flipped classroom and team-based learning. These teaching models have been incorporated into electroencephalography education and team-based emergency responses.



1990 Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine University of Maryland Baltimore, MA
1989 Residency, Anesthesiology University of Maryland Darby, PA
1986 Internship, Internal Medicine Mercy Catholic Medical Center Philadelphia, PA
1985 MD Thomas Jefferson Medical College Philadelphia, PA



Brain Injury, burn, and neurotrauma.


Awards and Honors

2012-present President, Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists
2007-2012 Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation
2007-2009 Cambridge who’s Who Among Professional Women Physicians, Honors Edition
2007 Guide to America’s Top Anesthesiologists, Consumers’ Research Council
2006 Guide to America’s Top Physicians, Consumers’ Research Council
2005-2010 The Best Doctors in America, Anesthesiology
1998 Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine
1991 Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians


Selected Publications:

  • Mahanna E, Crimi E, White P, Mann DS, Fahy BG. Nutrition and metabolic support for critically ill patients. Curr Opin Anesthesiol 2015;28:131-138. PMID:25674986
  • Kiley S, Cassara C, Fahy BG. Lung Ultrasound in the ICU. J of Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2015;29:196-203. PMID: 2560145
  • Fahy BG, Bensalem-Owen M, Vasilopoulos T, Cibula JE, Ozrazgat-Baslanti T, Chau DF. Podcast model for medical student electroencephalogram instruction. Med Sci Educ, in press. DOI: 10.1007/s40670-015-0104-z  (February 2015).
  • Vasilopoulos T, Chau DF, Bensalem-Owen M, Cibula JE, Fahy BG: Prior podcast experience moderates efficacy of electroencephalography. Anesth Analg (accepted November 2014).
  • Billingsley JT, White P, Fahy BG, Hoh BL: Carotid endarterectomy In: Kumar, Kofke, Levine & Schuster, Neurocritical Care Management of the Neurosurgical Patient, 1st Edition, M Kumar (ed) Elsevier, November 2014.
  • Hobson C, Dortch J, Ozrazgat Baslanti T, Layon DR, Roche A, Fahy B, Bihorac A. Payer status is associated with treatment allocation and outcomes after non-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage. PLoS One 9(8):e105124, August 2014. PMID: 25141303
  • Fahy BG: Controversies in Critical Care: Glycemic control in American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology, Volume 42. MA Rosenblatt (ed) Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, p 46-54. Philadelphia, PA, 2014.
  • Vaught AJ and Fahy BG (2014). Obstetric critical care in Elizabeth B. Mahanna, MD, David W. Schimabukuro, MDCM, Christine A. Doyle, MD and Linda L. Liu, MD (Eds.) Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists SOCCA Residents’ Guide 2014 Edition Introduction to learning in the intensive care unit, 5th edition (pp 229-231). San Francisco, CA, 2014
  • Fahy BG: What are the ethical considerations of emergency consent for clinical care and research? In: Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, 3rd Edition, Editor: Thompson DR. Society of Critical Care Medicine; p 99-108, 2014.
  • Fahy BG: What do I need to know about ethical issues and conflicts of interest for research and patient care? In Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, 3rd Edition, Editor: Thompson DR. Society of Critical Care Medicine; p 171-180, 2014.