Dr. Ridley is currently a fellow in Critical Care Anesthesiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and will complete a fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesiology in 2013-2014. She graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa from Columbia University. After completeing the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at Columbia University, she went to medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. She graduated from the Anesthesiology residency at Washington University in St. Louis, Barnes Jewish Hospital, in 2012. Her research interests include using echocardiography to guide titratration of inotropes, vasopressors, and fluid resuscitation to optimize cardiac function and improve microcirculation.