Vasc Spec Int.  2020 Dec;36(4):207-211. 10.5758/vsi.200081.

New York City Vascular Surgeons during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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  • 1Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA

Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has forever changed the lives of many across the world. Like many others, New Yorkers witnessed their hospital systems become overwhelmed with a massive influx of critically ill patients. Protocols, workflow, staffing, and individual responsibilities all changed as health care providers scrambled to help where they could. As we see, for the second time this year, a rapid rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States, I wanted to share our experience as vascular surgeons during the first surge from a health care system located in New York City, one of the largest epicenters of the pandemic.

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Vascular surgery; COVID-19; Pandemic; New York City
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