William J. Brady, MD, has been elected to serve on the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Board of Directors. Dr. Brady is a practicing academic emergency physician at the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville. He is a tenured professor of Emergency Medicine, Medicine, and Nursing as well as the David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator at the UVA School of Medicine (SOM). He is also a professor of Emergency Medical Services at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville, VA.
Dr. Brady is active clinically in the emergency department of the UVA Medical Center where he functions as an attending physician in emergency medicine. He also serves in numerous roles at the UVA Medical Center and surrounding area, including Chair of the Resuscitation Committee, Co-chair of the Airway Committee, medical director of the Medical Center’s Rapid Response Team, medical director of Emergency Management, medical director of the Life Support Learning Center, operational medical director of several EMS agencies (Albemarle County Fire Rescue, Madison County EMS, Seminole Trail Fire Department, and Special Event Medical Management), University AED medical director, and medical director of the Piedmont Virginia Community College Paramedic Training Program, among other programs.
Dr. Brady is actively involved in the instruction of healthcare providers on many topics, including the electrocardiogram, cardiac arrest resuscitation, acute coronary syndrome, and other cardiovascular entities in the prehospital and hospital-based environments. He lectures locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally on these topics. He is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Educators at UVA and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) National Faculty Teaching Award, the UVA SOM Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the UVA SOM David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator Award. He has also published numerous scholarly works (original research, reviews, annotated bibliographies, invited editorials, guidelines, and textbook chapters) on these and other emergency medical topics. In addition, he has contributed to clinical policy guidelines for both ACEP and the American Heart Association. He has written and / or edited multiple textbooks focusing on the electrocardiogram in emergency medicine.
"It is my great pleasure to welcome Dr. William Brady to the Board of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation," said Henry Jampel, MD, MHS, Chair of the SCAF Board of Directors. "Dr. Brady is a nationally renowned expert in emergency medicine with special expertise in the management of sudden cardiac arrest. He is dedicated to spreading the message that bystander CPR and defibrillator use are key to improving outcomes. His presence will complement the expertise of our current board members and his enthusiasm will bring us closer to our goals of reducing morbidity and mortality from SCA."