Dr. Brady is an Emergency Physician who demonstrated extraordinary leadership during the COVID pandemic and created an impactful documentary about end-of-life care. As a Navy reservist, Dr. Brady was activated to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens for nearly 2 months from April-May 2020 on a 24-hour notice; there he served as an attending Emergency Physician at one of the hardest hit COVID hospitals in America. Upon returning Dr. Brady was named Chief Operating Officer of the 401 bed Alternate Care Site COVID hospital in Memphis, TN, until decommissioning in April 2021. Dr. Brady also served at the Providence Civic Center COVID hospital as an attending physician. Also, during 2020 Dr. Brady’s documentary “Dying in Your Mother’s Arms” was picked up and distributed by the NYTimes Opdocs, where it was the most viewed documentary of the year, won multiple awards, was nominated for an Emmy and a Peabody award, and had over 10 million views on social media alone.
Dr. Brady exemplified leadership in crisis through his work with COVID and professional leadership through his documentary work telling neglected stories.