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Montefiore in the News

March 30, 2020

by Special to the Post | Mar 30, 2020 | Education/HealthVideo

The JAMA Network, formerly known as the Journal of the American Medical Association, published a half-hour video interview with epidemiologist Dr. Michelle Gong of the Montefiore Medical Center in New York City — at the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US. Your host is Howard Bauchner MD, Editor in Chief at JAMA.

When the interview was recorded on March 23, New York City was experiencing nearly 11,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases — with numbers rising daily. As Chief of Critical Care Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, Dr. Gong at the center of planning for the surge of patients who will require mechanical ventilation and intensive care. In this Q&A interview she discusses clinical management of ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) patients… the challenge of procuring diagnostic tests and personal protective equipment (PPE) for her staff… and more.

The video occasionally veers into highly technical territory, but for the listener who wants on overview of what the current pandemic feels like on the front lines of health care in the US, this interview can definitely give you a taste.