Brenda G Fahy

Brenda G Fahy, MD, MCCM

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Associate Chair, Faculty Affairs And Professional Development; Program Director, Adult Combined Cardiothoracic Critical Care Fellowship

Department: MD-ANEST CRITICAL CARE MED
Business Phone: (352) 273-8630
Business Email: bfahy@anest.ufl.edu

About Brenda G Fahy

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.

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
    American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Neurocritical care
    United Council for Neurologic Specialties

Publications

2021
Academic achievement and gender among adult critical care program directors.
Journal of critical care. 63:139-145 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcrc.2020.09.022. [PMID] 33012584.
2021
An online, interactive, screen-based simulator for learning basic EEG interpretation.
Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology. 42(3):1017-1022 [DOI] 10.1007/s10072-020-04610-3. [PMID] 32700228.
2021
Case Report: Can Inhaled Adenosine Attenuate COVID-19?
Frontiers in pharmacology. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fphar.2021.676577. [PMID] 34434105.
2021
Construct Validation of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s APPLIED Examination for Initial Certification.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 133(1):226-232 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005364. [PMID] 33481404.
2021
In Response.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 133(1):e5-e7 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005556. [PMID] 34127597.
2021
Most surgeons’ daily elective lists in Florida comprise only 1 or 2 elective cases, making percent utilization unreliable for planning individual surgeons’ block time.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 75 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2021.110432. [PMID] 34280684.
2021
Oxygen: Can you have too much of a good thing?
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 74 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2021.110405. [PMID] 34171714.
2021
Perioperative and Anesthetic Considerations for Patients with Degenerative Spine Disease.
Anesthesiology clinics. 39(1):19-35 [DOI] 10.1016/j.anclin.2020.11.005. [PMID] 33563381.
2021
Pseudomonal Meningoencephalitis With Ventriculitis Secondary to Bacteremia in a Burn Patient: A Novel Case.
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 42(4):832-835 [DOI] 10.1093/jbcr/irab016. [PMID] 33484564.
2021
The RITE of Passage: Learning Styles and Residency In-Service Training Examination (RITE) Scores.
Cureus. 13(1) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.12442. [PMID] 33552761.
2020
A call for future research on dexmedetomidine’s benefit on quality of recovery.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 67 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2020.109986. [PMID] 32688216.
2020
A Flexible Enclosure to Protect Respiratory Therapists During Aerosol-Generating Procedures.
Respiratory care. 65(12):1923-1932 [DOI] 10.4187/respcare.08568. [PMID] 33229369.
2020
Cracking the Motherhood and Medicine Code.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 130(5):1292-1295 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004743. [PMID] 32287135.
2020
Development of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination as a Component of Assessment for Initial Board Certification in Anesthesiology.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 130(1):258-264 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004496. [PMID] 31688077.
2020
First-Year Results of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s Objective Structured Clinical Examination for Initial Certification.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 131(5):1412-1418 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005086. [PMID] 33079864.
2020
Gender distribution in United States anaesthesiology residency programme directors: trends and implications.
British journal of anaesthesia. 124(3):e63-e69 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bja.2019.12.010. [PMID] 31980155.
2020
Incorporating the operating room into postoperative delirium control.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 64 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2020.109797. [PMID] 32361222.
2020
Physicians, Heal Thyselves … With Caffeine?
Anesthesia and analgesia. 130(1):63-65 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004365. [PMID] 31842172.
2020
Use of Flipped Classroom and Screen-Based Simulation for Interdisciplinary Critical Care Fellow Teaching of Electroencephalogram Interpretation.
Neurocritical care. 33(1):298-302 [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-020-00985-5. [PMID] 32424536.
2019
Approaches to assessing perioperative sterility.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 56:140-141 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2019.02.007. [PMID] 30785002.
2019
Left Ventricular Assist Device Artifact in EEG.
The Neurodiagnostic journal. 59(2):82-90 [DOI] 10.1080/21646821.2019.1599649. [PMID] 30990376.
2019
Maintenance of Certification: Comment.
Anesthesiology. 130(6):1091-1092 [DOI] 10.1097/ALN.0000000000002723. [PMID] 31090622.
2019
Management of exposed pacemaker caused by burns.
Romanian journal of anaesthesia and intensive care. 26(1):79-82 [DOI] 10.2478/rjaic-2019-0012. [PMID] 31111100.
2019
The American Board of Anesthesiology’s Standardized Oral Examination for Initial Board Certification.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 129(5):1394-1400 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004263. [PMID] 31219924.
2019
The elderly emergency surgical patient: Risk factors that alter perioperative management.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 58:121-122 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2019.06.033. [PMID] 31299422.
2019
Trust improves during one-day resident operating room management course preceded by directed study of required statistical content.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 55:43-49 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2018.12.045. [PMID] 30594680.
2018
EEG Artifact Versus Subclinical Status Epilepticus in a Patient Following Cardiac Arrest.
Neurocritical care. 29(1):110-112 [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-018-0533-9. [PMID] 29663283.
2018
End-of-life discussions: Who’s doing the talking?
Journal of critical care. 43:70-74 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.08.031. [PMID] 28846896.
2018
Gender Distribution of the American Board of Anesthesiology Diplomates, Examiners, and Directors (1985-2015).
Anesthesia and analgesia. 127(2):564-568 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000003399. [PMID] 29683833.
2018
The Night Shift Nightmare.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 126(3):743-745 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002698. [PMID] 29461321.
2018
The Technology of Processed Electroencephalogram Monitoring Devices for Assessment of Depth of Anesthesia.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 126(1):111-117 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002331. [PMID] 28786839.
2018
Understanding Conflict Management Styles in Anesthesiology Residents.
Anesthesia and Analgesia. 127(4):1028-1034 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000003432. [PMID] 29782402.
2017
Incidence of central venous catheter hub contamination.
Journal of critical care. 39:162-168 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.02.035. [PMID] 28259730.
2017
Incorporating airway examination photography into the electronic record.
Romanian journal of anaesthesia and intensive care. 24(1):7-11 [DOI] 10.21454/rjaic.7518.241.sap. [PMID] 28913492.
2017
Resident Physicians Improve Nontechnical Skills When on Operating Room Management and Leadership Rotation.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 124(1):300-307 [PMID] 27918336.
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2017
The Economic and Clinical Impact of Sustained Use of a Progressive Mobility Program in a Neuro-ICU.
Critical care medicine. 45(6):1037-1044 [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002305. [PMID] 28328648.
2017
With directed study before a 4-day operating room management course, trust in the content did not change progressively during the classroom time.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 42:57-62 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2017.08.003. [PMID] 28822884.
2016
Academic Productivity of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-Accredited Critical Care Fellowship Program Directors.
Critical care medicine. 44(12):e1194-e1201 [PMID] 27495817.
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2016
Long-Term Outcomes for Different Forms of Stress Cardiomyopathy After Surgical Treatment for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 122(5):1594-602 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001231. [PMID] 27007075.
2016
Syringe Pump Performance Maintained with IV Filter Use During Low Flow Rate Delivery for Pediatric Patients.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 123(3):705-14 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001273. [PMID] 27074895.
2015
A single consent for serial anesthetics in burn surgery.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 121(1):219-222 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000780. [PMID] 25923437.
2015
An Official ATS/AACN/ACCP/ESICM/SCCM Policy Statement: Responding to Requests for Potentially Inappropriate Treatments in Intensive Care Units.
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 191(11):1318-30 [DOI] 10.1164/rccm.201505-0924ST. [PMID] 25978438.
2015
Anesthesiology Graduate Medical Education: Best Approaches for the Learner, Best Approaches for the Teacher.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 121(6):1428-9 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000994. [PMID] 26579647.
2015
Lung ultrasound in the intensive care unit.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 29(1):196-203 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2014.10.017. [PMID] 25620145.
2015
Nutrition and metabolic support for critically ill patients.
Current opinion in anaesthesiology. 28(2):131-8 [DOI] 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000172. [PMID] 25674986.
2015
Prior Podcast Experience Moderates Improvement in Electroencephalography Evaluation After Educational Podcast Module.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 121(3):791-797 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000681. [PMID] 25839181.
2015
Ventilator-Associated Events: What Does It Mean?
Anesthesia and analgesia. 121(5):1240-8 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000942. [PMID] 26484459.
2014
Academic productivity of directors of ACGME-accredited residency programs in surgery and anesthesiology.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 118(1):200-5 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3182a8fab5. [PMID] 24247229.
2014
Evaluating the long-term retention of a multidisciplinary electroencephalography instructional model.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 118(3):651-6 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000095. [PMID] 24557110.
2014
Insurance status is associated with treatment allocation and outcomes after subarachnoid hemorrhage.
PloS one. 9(8) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0105124. [PMID] 25141303.
2014
The impact of an interdisciplinary electroencephalogram educational initiative for critical care trainees.
Journal of critical care. 29(6):1107-10 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcrc.2014.06.012. [PMID] 25056845.
2012
Accuracy of point-of-care glucose measurements.
Journal of diabetes science and technology. 6(2):396-411 [PMID] 22538154.
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2012
Primary Payer Status Is Associated With Treatment Allocation and Clinical Outcomes After Admission for Non-Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Critical Care Medicine. 40
2011
Acute intrathecal baclofen withdrawal: a brief review of treatment options.
Neurocritical care. 14(1):103-8 [DOI] 10.1007/s12028-010-9422-6. [PMID] 20717751.
2011
Crossing the chasm: information technology to biomedical informatics.
Journal of investigative medicine : the official publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research. 59(5):768-79 [DOI] 10.2310/JIM.0b013e31821452bf. [PMID] 21383632.
2011
Education research: evaluating the use of podcasting for residents during EEG instruction: a pilot study.
Neurology. 77(8):e42-4 [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31822b0017. [PMID] 21860003.
2011
Integrating evidence-based medicine into the perioperative care of cardiac surgery patients.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 25(2):335-46 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2010.06.002. [PMID] 20709575.
2011
Perioperative antibiotic process improvement reaps rewards.
American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality. 26(3):185-92 [DOI] 10.1177/1062860610382133. [PMID] 20935273.
2010
Intraoperative and perioperative complications with a vagus nerve stimulation device.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 22(3):213-22 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2009.10.002. [PMID] 20400010.
2010
The effectiveness of an interdisciplinary approach to EEG instruction for residents(r).
Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society. 27(2):106-9 [DOI] 10.1097/WNP.0b013e3181d649d1. [PMID] 20505373.
2009
Acute pain management efficiency improves with point-of-care handheld electronic billing system.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 108(2):583-7 [DOI] 10.1213/ane.0b013e318193fe01. [PMID] 19151292.
2009
Adult respiratory distress syndrome.
International anesthesiology clinics. 47(1):83-95 [DOI] 10.1097/AIA.0b013e3181958a7d. [PMID] 19131754.
2009
Evaluating the requirements of electroencephalograph instruction for anesthesiology residents.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 109(2):535-8 [DOI] 10.1213/ane.0b013e3181ac1d4c. [PMID] 19608829.
2009
Glucose control in the intensive care unit.
Critical care medicine. 37(5):1769-76 [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181a19ceb. [PMID] 19325461.
2009
Pay for performance in critical care: an executive summary of the position paper by the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Critical care medicine. 37(9):2625-31 [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181b4c3ad. [PMID] 19687632.
2009
Perioperative glucose control: what is enough?
Anesthesiology. 110(2):204-6 [DOI] 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3181948aae. [PMID] 19194142.
2009
The utility of the clinical pulmonary infection score.
Journal of intensive care medicine. 24(1):26-34 [DOI] 10.1177/0885066608327097. [PMID] 19019839.
2008
An analysis: hyperglycemic intensive care patients need continuous glucose monitoring-easier said than done.
Journal of diabetes science and technology. 2(2):201-4 [PMID] 19885343.
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2008
Critical glucose control: the devil is in the details.
Mayo Clinic proceedings. 83(4):394-7 [DOI] 10.4065/83.4.394. [PMID] 18380983.
2008
Pregnancy tests with end-stage renal disease.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 20(8):609-13 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2008.05.025. [PMID] 19100935.
2008
The effectiveness of a simple novel approach on electroencephalograph instruction for anesthesiology residents.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 106(1):210-4, table of contents [DOI] 10.1213/01.ane.0000287666.72775.07. [PMID] 18165580.
2008
Use of spinal cord stimulator for treatment of lumbar radiculopathy in a patient with severe kyphoscoliosis.
Pain physician. 11(4):555-9 [PMID] 18690284.
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2007
Balancing perioperative risks in orthopedic surgery: the patient with a coronary stent.
Orthopedics. 30(11):931-6; quiz 937 [DOI] 10.3928/01477447-20071101-04. [PMID] 18019986.
2007
Implementation of a handheld electronic point-of-care billing system improved efficiency in the critical care unit.
Journal of intensive care medicine. 22(6):374-80 [PMID] 18048878.
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2007
Pain simulator can improve the training of residents and pain fellows in performing pain management procedures.
Pain physician. 10(3):511-2 [PMID] 17525786.
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2007
Squamous cell carcinoma occurring within incision of recently implanted spinal cord stimulator.
Pain physician. 10(6):771-4 [PMID] 17987100.
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2006
Vagal nerve stimulation: overview and implications for anesthesiologists.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 103(5):1241-9 [PMID] 17056962.
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2005
Anesthetic choices in surgery.
The Surgical clinics of North America. 85(6):1075-89, vii [PMID] 16326194.
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2005
Thrombosis of sirolimus-eluting coronary stent in the postanesthesia care unit.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 101(4):971-973 [DOI] 10.1213/01.ANE.0000175821.42010.9F. [PMID] 16192504.
2004
Human serum albumin.
Journal of neurosurgery. 101(3):564-6; author reply 566 [PMID] 15352622.
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2004
Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care annual meeting. San Francisco, California, October 10, 2003.
Anesthesiology. 100(5):1334-5 [PMID] 15114251.
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2003
Management of a bronchopleural fistula using differential lung airway pressure release ventilation.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 17(6):744-6 [PMID] 14689418.
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2002
Current concepts in neurocritical care.
Anesthesiology clinics of North America. 20(2):441-62, viii [PMID] 12166004.
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1999
Intraoperative use of automated external defibrillator.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 11(4):336-8 [PMID] 10470638.
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1999
Transesophageal echocardiographic detection of gas embolism and cardiac valvular dysfunction during laparoscopic nephrectomy.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 88(3):500-4 [PMID] 10071994.
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1998
Effects of split torso positioning and laparoscopic surgery for donor nephrectomy on respiratory mechanics.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 10(2):103-8 [PMID] 9524893.
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1997
Effects of PEEP on respiratory mechanics are tidal volume and frequency dependent.
Respiration physiology. 109(1):53-64 [PMID] 9271807.
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1997
Retained fragment of a lumbar subarachnoid drain.
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology. 9(2):159-61 [PMID] 9100187.
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1996
Anesthesia with antiphospholipid antibodies: anesthetic management of a parturient with lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin antibody.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 8(1):49-53 [PMID] 8695080.
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1996
Changes in lung and chest wall properties with abdominal insufflation of carbon dioxide are immediately reversible.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 82(3):501-5 [PMID] 8623951.
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1996
Effects of Trendelenburg and reverse Trendelenburg postures on lung and chest wall mechanics.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 8(3):236-44 [PMID] 8703461.
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1996
Pseudoobstruction of the colon: early recognition and therapy.
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology. 8(2):133-6 [PMID] 8829560.
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1995
The effects of increased abdominal pressure on lung and chest wall mechanics during laparoscopic surgery.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 81(4):744-50 [PMID] 7574004.
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1994
Disadvantages of prolonged neuromuscular blockade in patients with head injury.
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology. 6(2):136-8 [PMID] 8012174.
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Grants

Jul 2019 ACTIVE
Deploying In Situ Simulation to Improve Team Performance and Identify Safety Threats
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: STATE UNIV SYS OF FL BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Jan 2016 – Dec 2018
Make It Stick: An Educational Model to Improve Long Term Retention of Electroencephalography Knowledge
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FOU FOR ANESTHESIA EDU AND RES
Jun 2015 – May 2016
PICS: A New Horizon for Surgical Critical Care
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIGMS

Education

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

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2014-2016
MDT7700 Elect Top/Anesthesiol

Contact Details

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