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

TitleCOVID-19: A Time Like No Other in (the Department of) Neurological Surgery.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsPannullo SC, Guadix SW, Souweidane MM, Juthani RG, Baaj AA, Dupree T, Strybing K, Henry RF, Linen H, O'Neill J, Stieg PE
JournalWorld Neurosurg
Volume148
Pagination256-262
Date Published2021 Apr
ISSN1878-8769
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.

DOI10.1016/j.wneu.2020.11.166
Alternate JournalWorld Neurosurg
PubMed ID33770848
PubMed Central IDPMC7982988