Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FCCM
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Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FCCM, has been actively involved in the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) for more than 20 years, serving in a wide variety of roles, and was the SCCM Pennsylvania Chapter president from 2003 to 2005. She was awarded the Dr. Joseph and Rae Brown Award for her chapter level contributions in 2008; fellowship in the American College of Critical Care Medicine followed shortly thereafter. She also serves as an oral board examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Bailey grew up in the small town of Pennington, New Jersey, USA. She attended Alfred University and completed medical school at the Rutgers University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey, USA. She completed her residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and then joined the faculty. After a faculty fellowship in critical care, she served as her department’s director of critical care education as well as its associate residency program director. Twelve years later, Dr. Bailey’s career brought her to Duke University and the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Her dedication and expertise have been nationally acknowledged—the American Medical Association recognized Dr. Bailey with the Women’s Mentoring Award in 2008.
Volunteering also remains an important part of Dr. Bailey’s career, which includes a host of administrative roles. Her volunteerism is not limited to the United States—her interests in the management of injury and critical illness span the globe. She was one of the creators of the Comprehensive Trauma Life Course for India—a course she worked on and delivered as part of her work for the International Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Society.
Dr. Bailey begins her presidential year at the 2019 Critical Care Congress in San Diego, California, USA, serving as the 48th SCCM president.