Dr Heatherlee Bailey completed medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ. She undertook a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then joined their faculty. After a faculty fellowship in critical care, she served as her Department’s Director of Critical Care Education and their Associate Residency Program Director for a decade. Twelve years later, Dr. Bailey’ career brought her to Duke University as well as the Durham VA Medical Center in North Carolina.
Her career has been rooted in education, trainee development, and mentorship. Mentorship is a focus that Heather has brought to her roles at SCCM. Her dedication and expertise has also been nationally recognized by the American Medical Association as they bestowed their Women’s Mentoring Award upon her in 2008.
Given her prominence in the field, Dr. Bailey serves as an Oral Board Examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Bailey has been actively involved in SCCM for more than 20 years serving in a wide variety of leadership roles. Dr. Bailey’s path of volunteerism, mentorship and leadership has led her to be the first Emergency Medicine trained President of SCCM.