AASPD Candidate – Bottiger

Brandi Bottiger, MD

Duke University Medical Center

After training, I became faculty at Duke in the CT anesthesia division since 2011, with my clinical commitment primarily towards the care of cardiothoracic surgical patients in the OR. Personally, I also love being a married mother of two children, now 7 and 10. I am a pianist, a singer, a runner, and a gardener.

Professionally, I took on the role as Associate Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship Director, followed by my appointment as Fellowship Director position five years ago. My accomplishments in teaching trainees have included the medical student teaching award, and the resident teaching award early in my career. In 2018, I redesigned the crisis resource management course for implementation across all fellowships. I have written book chapters, protocols, and developed local online content in a learning management system over the past 10 years, and have managed our section of the departmental website. I also serve as the Medical Director of Transplant Quality for the Duke Transplant center, where I review individual cases, write clinical protocols, and serve as an interface to hospital leadership to demonstrate quality in the perioperative space. I am developing an academic portfolio in this space; I have also become more engaged with the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and have found perspectives across multiple disciplines important to refine our own subspecialty goals.

I have found developing longstanding relationships between institutions even more rewarding. Nationally, I have worked closely with leadership and the fellowship directors group and the CME committee in our subspecialty Society for Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology (SCA). With this group, I have worked most extensively on designing and organizing a curriculum for fellows nationally. I can envision a clear overlap between content developed for trainees and the content needed for faculty who may want to achieve cardiac anesthesiology certification. My overall academic goal is to become an academic thought leader and mentor in education for Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology locally, nationally and internationally. I believe I would be well-suited to advocate for our subspecialty and understand the needs of other educational and institutional leaders through the AASPD CT councilor position. Thank you to the committee for considering my application.