Title: Anesthesiologist and ICU Physician
Company: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Location: Kernersville, North Carolina, United States
Melanie G. Hollidge, MD, PhD, FRCPC, an anesthesiologist and ICU physician at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of medicine.
Hailing from several decades of experience in her chosen field, Dr. Hollide has garnered acclaim for her work at the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center since 2023. Bearing a wealth of expertise in anesthesiology, critical care treatment and trauma care, she is responsible for overseeing a variety of intensive care cases, often in an operating room setting, and serves as part of the hospital’s helicopter emergency ambulance service. Likewise dedicated to spreading her knowledge and the best practices in the field to her fellow health practitioners, Dr. Hollide also serves as an educator on behalf of paramedics and flight nurses.
In addition to her role at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, Dr. Hollide has found success in various positions as an educator throughout the field, including as an associate professor at the Duke University School of Medicine. She has also worked as an associate professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and as the part-time assistant medical director of St. James Mercy Hospital. Well-regarded for her accomplishments as an educator, she was bestowed with a Resident Teaching Award from McMaster University in 2016, and was recognized for her efforts in going above and beyond what was required of her while looking after a patient at Duke University. Likewise, during the COVID-19 pandemic, she and her husband were instrumental in securing the largest single food donation the Duke University Hospital had ever received from the Frito-Lay Corporation, a feat that was publicized in local newspapers.
Having yearned to become a doctor since her early childhood, Dr. Hollide first attained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, after which she attended McMaster University and earned a Doctor of Medicine in 1999. Following this accomplishment, she went on to undertake an internship, residency and fellowship in anesthesiology and critical care medicine in 2003, 2007 and 2009, respectively. In accounting for her subsequent success, she has largely credited her early experiences with her mother, who was ill throughout her residency and fellowship. Having learned what it is like to be on the receiving end of a medical crisis in her family, she has parlayed those experiences toward a deep and abiding sense of compassion and empathy for her patients and their own struggles.
To remain aware of developments in her field, Dr. Hollide has maintained her affiliation with such organizations as the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Trauma Anesthesiology Society, the American Transport Medical Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Looking toward the future, she hopes to continue exerting a positive impact on patient outcomes by occupying a leadership role in her field. Likewise, she aspires to impart her skills and knowledge to younger doctors as a full professor of her discipline.
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