Emily MacKay, DO, MSHP is a practicing cardiac anesthesiologist and an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. MacKay’s research expertise includes conducting comparative effectiveness research using both traditional epidemiologic statistical methods (e.g. logistic and linear regression) and advanced causal inference techniques (e.g. propensity score matching and instrumental variable analysis) to study the clinical impact of intraoperative echocardiography use during cardiac surgery. Her work has been published in the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE), Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia (JCVA), and Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. MacKay studied medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and obtained a Master of Science in Health Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed an anesthesia residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, followed by fellowships in both cardiac anesthesia and surgical critical care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.