Update from New York City: Lessons learned from the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic

As part of our ongoing series of COVID-19 related episodes, we interview several New York City vascular surgeons to see what lessons can be gleaned from their experiences during the first few weeks of the pandemic. We discuss such topics as call coverage, redeployment, setting up a line service, and protecting ourselves from infection while caring for the COVID-19 patient. We also get some insight into how to take care of our own well-being, and what people have found uplifting during these difficult times.

Dr. Daniel Han is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, associate program director of the integrated vascular residency, and Co-Director of the Surgery Clerkship. He is active in numerous vascular societies, and is an assistant editor of the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Evan Lipsitz is Professor of Vascular Surgery in the Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery and Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. He is Medical Director of the Vascular Laboratory there as well.

Dr. Robert Rhee is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical College and the Director of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. He is also the Program Director for the Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Maimonides hospital 

Dr. Darren Schneider is Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and is a returning guest on the podcast.  Episode 12 -Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons and Stents - Increased mortality or statistical anomaly?