Janet Shapiro, MD: Beyond the Frontlines of COVID-19

August 24, 2020

A physician from New York City discusses her experiences treating and suffering from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during her work at a medical intensive care unit at Mount Sinai.

In this interview, you will hear about the personal experiences of Janet Shapiro, MD, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The director of a medical intensive care unit at Mount Sinai Health, Shapiro has been on the frontlines helping patients since the beginning of the outbreak. Some would argue Shapiro has even gone beyond the frontlines, as, for a brief period of time, Shapiro found herself at home recovering from the very disease she was helping others fight.

Shapiro detailed her experiences overcoming COVID-19 and her subsequent to return to work in a recent article published in JAMA Cardiology. For this interview, Shapiro dives deeper into that experience, discussing her experiences during the pandemic as a whole and how contracting the disease has impacted her perspective on the disease and its management.

This article Shapiro authored, “Having Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),” was published in JAMA Cardiology.