COVID-19: A Time Like No Other in (the Department of) Neurological Surgery

Susan C. Pannullo, Sergio W. Guadix, Mark M. Souweidane, Rupa G. Juthani, Ali A. Baaj, Tracey Dupree, Kristin Strybing, Roseann F. Henry, Harry Linen, John O'Neill, Philip E. Stieg

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Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has disrupted lives and indelibly impacted the practice of medicine since emerging as a pandemic in March 2020. For neurosurgery departments throughout the United States, the pandemic has created unique challenges across subspecialties in devising methods of triage, workflow, and operating room safety. Located in New York City, at the early epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis, the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery was disrupted and challenged in many ways, requiring adaptations in clinical operations, workforce management, research, and education. Through our department's collective experience, we offer a glimpse at how our faculty and administrators overcame obstacles, and transformed in the process, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-262
Number of pages7
JournalWorld neurosurgery
Volume148
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Education
  • Neurosurgery
  • New York City
  • Pandemic
  • Redeployment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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