VIP Patients Can Be a Headache For Their Doctors

Updated October 12, 2020

Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for health policy, authored an opinion piece about VIP syndrome. “The medical drama playing out daily since President Donald Trump contracted COVID-19 is alarming — but not surprising. Any physician who’s ever rendered medical advice or hospital care to a prominent person probably empathizes with Trump’s medical team. It’s a real challenge to care for VIP patients, whether they’re hospitalized or not,” she said.