Place of work: University of Washington School of Medicine
Location: Seattle, Washington
Anesthesiologists play a vital role in making patients feel safe. For Alexa Lean, it is a critical moment to connect, when patients may feel their most vulnerable.
“Alexa has an amazingly kind and upbeat attitude, no matter the time of day or night. She has a unique ability to connect with her patients and families that comes from genuine compassion and just a fun, smart personality,” says Emily Knipper, attending anesthesiologist, UW Medicine. “She manages to make patients, families, and colleagues laugh and smile in the midst of challenging circumstances and long days.”