By Pooja Pundhir, MD, MPH
May 28, 2020 |  0
“…such disparities, which are biological in their expression but are largely socially determined” – Paul Farmer, MD I read this quote, and now more than ever, I find that it resonates with me in a new way. I am a nocturnist at a community hospital in one of the most diverse cities in our country, […]
May 26, 2020 |  0
You probably heard the news about the hopeful vaccine and the Phase I preliminary findings (catch the subject line). Keep in mind, most Phase one trials flame out before they get to Phase IV. Vaccines are one of those subjects I take for granted until I recertify for the boards. I know the basics, but […]
April 24, 2020 |  0
The choices for conversations are either COVID or Netflix. Coronavirus or the latest binged show. Sports is no longer an option, unless you want to discuss how I made that putt in the homemade mini golf course. What’s for dinner or what’s the latest graph? We are all meteorologists during hurricane season and now epidemiologists […]
By Kathryn del Valle, MD
April 17, 2020 |  0
As senior internal medicine residents approaching our graduation this summer, my classmates and I have experienced a very different final few months of training, thanks to COVID-19. Far beyond not being the calm coast to the finish line that I had personally hoped for, this final quarter of residency will undoubtedly prove to be one […]
By Pooja Pundhir, MD, MPH
April 8, 2020 |  1
As healthcare professionals, we all concur that our nation has demonstrated considerable indolence in responding to the current global COVID-19 pandemic. First, it all started with our leaders adamantly denying any threat at all and an untimely response to institute stringent quarantine measures and provide adequate healthcare worker safety and ICU support. This was only […]
By Navneet Attri, MD
April 7, 2020 |  6
I am a hospitalist in a small community hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area. From our first COVID-19 patients off of the infamous Grand Princess Cruise ship – when we knew nothing about this dreaded virus – until now, our knowledge hasn’t made many meaningful strides. Most tools and treatment strategies are still in […]