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A few words about myself

SarahBeth Hartlage was born and raised in North Alabama, where she was instilled with a strong love for science and football. She was a National Merit Scholar and was active in the fine arts and historical preservation in her hometown. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Alabama, where she won the school’s Presidential Scholarship – its highest award – among other honors. She also earned a Master of Science from Tulane University with a focus in Cell and Molecular Biology prior to matriculating at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. While in medical school, she earned the Alumni Scholarship and was an officer of both the Anesthesia Interest Group and the school’s chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association. She also competed for a scholarship sponsored by Dr. Pepper, winning the 2009 Throw For Dough contest, live on national television.

Dr. Hartlage serves on the Executive Board for Women in Anesthesiology and was proud to represent the organization as a delegate to the American Women’s Medical Association / Medical Women’s International Association Centennial Congress. She participates in a Working Group that researches gender equity in medicine and was instrumental in the passage of a statement of support regarding parental leave and breastfeeding support for physician mothers. She also maintains professional memberships in the Society for Education in Anesthesia and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, reflecting her sincere interests in both technology integration and educating the next generation of physicians.

Today, Dr. Hartlage is focused on public health, applying the same passion she held for each patient to the population at large. She is currently the Associate Medical Director for the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, where she oversees such broad programs as epidemiologic monitoring of communicable disease, clinics for specialty care, and maternal/child health and development initiatives. Dr. Hartlage hopes to use her expertise to provide high quality care for the citizens of Louisville, improve health education and literacy, and help reduce disparities impacting the delivery of healthcare across the city.

Residency

Dr. Hartlage did her residency in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the University of Louisville, where she served as chief resident and subsequently joined the faculty. She has a passion for education and patient care that drives her career activities. Her academic and research interests include trauma care, regional anesthesia, medical education and healthcare simulation, and gender representation and equity in healthcare.

Member

She is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, the Society for Education in Anesthesia – from which she holds a special certification as an educator – and Women in Anesthesia, where she serves on the board as the Social Media Chair.

Understand who I am as a person

SarahBeth lives in Kentucky with her husband, daughter, and dog. They are fans of Alabama football and make trips to games each year. She is a patron of Actor’s Theatre of Louisville the Humane Society of Kentucky. The family proudly raises funds and advocates for Children’s Hospital Foundation through a group called I Heart Camille, which honors their daughter. Recently, they dedicated a sponsored patient room in the newly opened Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Norton Children’s Hospital. They love all things Disney and try to look for the Magic in life!

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