ICU Physician Discusses Daily Efforts To Help Critical COVID-19 Patients
Well before the COVID-19 outbreak, you’d find Dr. Kush Modi taking care of critically ill patients with a variety of lung diseases in the University Medical Center (UMC) intensive care units. His experience as a resident in internal medicine, coupled with a long standing wonder at the complexity and perfection of the respiratory system, spurred him to specialize in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Today, of course, he is doing all he can at UMC to save the lives of people stricken with the novel coronavirus. His first COVID-19 patient did require ventilator support to sustain her breathing, but she is now slowly recovering and he is hopeful she will make a full recovery. After a 14-hour day recently, Dr. Modi agreed to an interview.