The Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

Women in Critical Care: May Hua, MD, MS | WICC Co-Chair

May HuaHow long have you been a SOCCA Member?
Since 2010

What is your favorite part of SOCCA?
I like that it highlights critical care anesthesiologists and creates a community for us to engage in.

What are you hoping to get out of your membership?
I think SOCCA is a great organization. I’m hoping to help grow and support this community and be with like-minded people.

Why did you choose critical care?
I liked that critical care was “holistic” in multiple ways. You have to pay attention to all the organ systems instead of focusing on just one, you have to understand the patient, the family and their needs, and you get to have a longer-term relationship with patients and families.

What are your special areas of interest?
Palliative and end-of-life care delivery, mixed-methods research.

What are your hobbies outside of work?
Reading, skiing.

What was the last place you visited?
I went to Lake Tahoe for some spring skiing.

What is your favorite food?
I like food a lot. It’s probably easier to talk about what I don’t like. I’m not a fan of very spicy food, but mild to moderate spice is okay.

Tells us a fun fact about yourself.
I really like Hello Kitty and have lots of Hello Kitty merchandise. It makes me smile.


Sarah Alber, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, CO