In this episode of Pap Talk by Contemporary OB/GYN, Senior Editor Angie DeRosa interviews Aleha Aziz, MD, an ob/gyn at Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center in New York. Dr. Aziz was one of many fellows involved with caring for patients during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City earlier this year.
She speaks here about how different disciplines worked together to achieve optimal patient care. The hospital system mobilized its resources in many ways, including establishing a Virtual COVID Clinic. You can read more about that here.
It was shortly after the hospital diagnosed its first COVID-19 positive patient that officials realized there would be a need for a virtual clinic to monitor the high-risk population. Medical staff were being challenged and taxed in other ways, including working with different disciplines throughout the hospital.
To read more from the fellows who were in the midst of the crisis, check out “Dispatches During COVID-19.”
Watch the full video interview with Dr. Aziz here.