NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Surgical Critical Care at the Epicenter of the COVID-19 Pandemic

First Page

736

Last Page

740

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2020

Department

Surgery

Abstract

The number of deaths and infected people by Corona-19 virus in 2020 around the world is alarming and numbing at the same time. It almost difficult to remember when the world was normal, although it just started few months ago. Our world and everything around have changed, our surgical practice has changed, our life has changed, but Intensive Care Units (ICU)in Westchester Medical center in Valhalla, NY, continue to care for the sickest of the sickest. But this time, different disease with different prognosis. Every critical care specialist, every surgery resident and surgical critical care fellow, are COVID-19 doctors. As I round in the ICU, I imagine myself in one of those beds that I could have been few weeks ago. Now, fully recovered from COVID-19, and coming back to work is a real treat. Yet, I still have more questions than answers.

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