Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Sawyer is currently an Emergency Medicine physician and Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed a fellowship in Emergency Cardiac Care at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011, where she developed her research niche in post-cardiac arrest care. It was her personal experience, however, that steered her interest toward cardiac arrest survivorship. She led a team of experts in the field to write the American Heart Association Scientific Statement on Cardiac Arrest Survivorship, published in 2020. This work also provided a foundation for the incorporation of recovery and rehabilitation to the 2020 AHA guidelines. Dr. Sawyer continues to collaborate on international work to improve patient outcomes after cardiac arrest and increase our understanding of survivorship and recovery.