Anesthesia Section Editor
Peggy G. Duke, MD
Associate Professor Emeritus / Anesthesiology
Division, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology &
Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography
For over 35 years, Dr. Duke has been a highly successful and sought-after Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist providing complex care to high acuity patients having complex cardiac and thoracic procedures. Dr. has been a nationally recognized leader and educator in implementing Trans Esophageal Echo (TEE) and Epiaortic exam technologies for providing important information to surgeon colleagues.
Dr. Duke has trained and taught the next generation of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists and Surgeons in operative and post-operative management of critically ill cardiac and thoracic patients, guided by echo-cardiographic data and minute-to-minute alteration of inotropic support.
Prior to Dr. Duke’s recent retirement from Emory University School of Medicine, she held leadership positions in quality initiatives. Currently, Dr. Duke serves as consultant for Respiratory Motion, Inc., a company with new technology that is aimed to increase safety for non-intubated patient at risk for respiratory depression/compromise.
Dr. Duke is active in the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) serving on several committees and remains actively engaged in lecturing at national and international conferences.