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Tildabeth Doscher, MD, clinical assistant professor of family medicine, was among the physicians who answered the call of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo when he asked for health care workers to volunteer in New York City during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.


David M. Holmes, MD, was supposed to be in Sierra Leone on a global health trip with students from the medical education program. But when the trip was canceled because of the pandemic, he decided to volunteer to care for COVID-19 patients in New York City.

Family Medicine In The News

Roseanne C. Berger, MD, senior associate dean for graduate medical education and associate professor of family medicine, is quoted as part of news coverage of COVID-19.  “We wish there would be a way to get rapid and quick testing, which is a concern that many of us have. We don't know what we don't know,” she said.
An article on the origins of today’s opioid epidemic featured commentary from Richard D. Blondell, MD, professor emeritus of family medicine. Blondell said that the federal agencies responsible for regulation were asleep at the wheel. “The expectation was that you’re going to get these drugs from a doctor, so drug companies were pushing it, doctors were writing (prescriptions), patients were demanding it, pharmaceutical companies were selling it, and it’s all financed by health insurance,” Blondell said.