Rose Berkun, MD, clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology
, was quoted in an article on the effect a second wave of COVID-19 would have on elective surgeries. “Delaying those surgeries had major consequences," said Berkun, who noted that although surgeries postponed early in the pandemic were not considered an emergency, they were all medically needed. “Think of the patients first. Think of how your decisions are going to affect our patients’ health,” she said in a message to state officials.