COVID-19

Throughout the course of this pandemic, the experts at University of Maryland Medical System have been the source for hundreds of news stories on topics ranging from prevention and treatment to research and vaccine.

April 23, 2022

Dr. Berry talks about a rise in pediatric hospitalizations as a result of the omicron variant. (USA Today)

  • Andrea Berry, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UM School of Medicine and Infectious Diseases Pediatrician at the University of Maryland Medical Center

April 20, 2022

Dr. Amin talks about the end of the federal mask mandate. (WBFF-TV)

  • Vinisha Amin, MD, Hospitalist at UM Upper Chesapeake Health

April 20, 2022

Dr. Kewalramini discusses how you can tell if you've already had the emergent BA.2 subvariant of COVID-19. (Eat This, Not That!)

  • Anu Kewalramini, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UM School of Medicine and Pediatric Immunologist at University of Maryland Medical Center

April 20, 2022

Dr. Chen speaks about federal vaccine recommendations in his capacity as a member of an advisory panel. (MedPage Today)

  • Wilbur Chen, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Adult Clinical Studies section in the Center for Vaccine Development at the UM School of Medicine and Infectious Diseases Physician at University of Maryland Medical Center

April 18, 2022

Dr. Neuzil speaks to a rise in COVID-19 cases. (Bloomberg)

  • Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the UM School of Medicine

April 15, 2022

Dr. Onigbanjo reacts to federal recommendations that young students undergo anxiety screenings. (WBFF-TV)

  • Mutiat Onigbanjo, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UM School of Medicine and Pediatrician at University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

April 8, 2022

Dr. Schrank talks about the emergent BA.2 strain of COVID-19. (Health)

  • Greg Schrank, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and Hospital Epidemiologist at University of Maryland Medical Center

April 1, 2022

Dr. Schrank talks about the approval of additional COVID-19 booster shots for older Americans. (WBFF-TV)

  • Gregory Schrank, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and an infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist at University of Maryland Medical Center

March 25, 2022

Dr. Callahan, Chant and Henry talk about COVID-19 vaccines and other services offered at the B'More Healthy Expo. (WBFF-TV)

  • Bella Catalina Chant, MSN, RN, Program Coordinator of the Violence and Injury Prevention Program at The Center for Injury Prevention and Policy at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center; Asunta Henry, BS, EMT-B, Community Outreach Advocate at University of Maryland Medical Center; and Charles Callahan, DO, Vice President of Population Health at University of Maryland Medical Center

March 23, 2022

Dr. Campbell reacts to a Moderna trial that showed their COVID-19 vaccine could be safe and effective in young children. (WMAR-TV)

  • James Campbell, MD Professor of Pediatrics, UM School of Medicine and Infectious Diseases Pediatrician at University of Maryland Medical Center

March 22, 2022

Dr. Marcozzi explains the proper fit for N95 masks. (Popular Science)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and SVP/Clinical Care Officer at University of Maryland Medical Center

March 21, 2022

Dr. Lyke talks about who may need an additional COVID-19 booster shot. (WBFF-TV)

  • Kirsten Lyke, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Malaria Vaccine and Challenge Unit at the UM School of Medicine, and Infectious Diseases physician at University of Maryland Medical Center

March 16, 2022

Dr. Jerome talks about research into heart complications suffered by recovered COVID-19 patients. (WYPR)

  • Scott Jerome, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and Cardiologist at University of Maryland Medical Center

March 14, 2022

Dr. Moser explains what monoclonal antibodies are and their potential to treat other diseases in the future. (Southern Maryland News)

  • Joe Moser, MD, Chief Medical Officer of UM Charles Regional Medical Center

March 14, 2022

Dr. Laurens talks about entering the next phase of the pandemic. (Montgomery Community Media)

  • Matthew Laurens, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the UM School of Medicine and Infectious Diseases Pediatrician at University of Maryland Medical Center

March 14, 2022

Dr. Campbell says children who have had COVID-19 should still get the vaccine. (ArcaMax)

  • James Campbell, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, UM School of Medicine and Infectious Diseases Pediatrician at University of Maryland Medical Center"

March 11, 2022

Dr. Carter stresses the importance of vaccinating young children against COVID-19. (WBFF-TV)

  • Rebecca Carter, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UM School of Medicine and a pediatrician at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

March 11, 2022

Dr. Custer says it's safe for children to return to school without masks. (WBFF-TV)

  • Jason Wayne Custer, MD, Associate Professor and Director of Patient Safety at University of Maryland Medical Center

March 10, 2022

Dr. Campbell reacts to a snag in the approval process for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine's use in young children. (The New York Times)

  • James Daniel Campbell, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the UM School of Medicine

March 6, 2022

Dr. Fitzpatrick says the end of mask and vaccine mandates doesn't mean the end of COVID-19. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Meghan Fitzpatrick, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

March 1, 2022

Dr. Marcozzi talks about hospital efforts to catch up with the surge of the omicron variant. (The Daily Record)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Senior Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center

February 28, 2022

Dr. Custer talks about the latest science on COVID-19 and children. (MPT)

  • Jason Wayne Custer, MD, Associate Professor at the UM School of Medicine and Director of Patient Safety at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

February 25, 2022

Dr. Schrank talks about the groups most vulnerable to COVID-19 as Maryland crosses 1 million confirmed cases (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Gregory M. Schrank, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

February 22, 2022

Stever talks about the impact of the pandemic on compliance issues. (Health Facilities Management Magazine)

  • Richie Stever, MHA, CHFM, Vice President of Real Estate and Property Management for the University of Maryland Medical System

February 14, 2022

Dr. Frieman talks about a study he co-led that found a two-drug cocktail could best treat COVID-19. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Matthew Frieman, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the UM School of Medicine

February 14, 2022

Dr. Englum says checkups missed during the pandemic will lead to a spike in cancer cases. (Vox)

  • Brian Englum, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the UM School of Medicine and Pediatric Surgeon at University of Maryland Medical Center

February 13, 2022

Dr. Levine and Wheeler talk about caring for post-COVID symptoms. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Andrea R. Levine, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Program Director of the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the UM School of Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist at University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Kristy Wheeler, MSN, RN, CNOR, Senior Clinical Nurse at University of Maryland Medical Center

February 11, 2022

Dr. Fitzpatrick speaks about the continued need for masks. (WBFF-TV)

  • Meagan Fitzpatrick, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

February 9, 2022

Dr. Barrueto talks about the impact of a nationwide blood shortage on UM Upper Chesapeake Health. (The Aegis)

  • Fermin Barrueto, Jr, Chief Medical Officer for University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

February 9, 2022

Dr. Moser urges continued vigilance in the face of the pandemic. (Southern Maryland News)

  • Joe Moser, MD, Chief Medical Officer for UM Charles Regional Health

February 9, 2022

Dr. Lyke talks about when after a COVID infection someone should get vaccinated. (Popular Science)

  • Kirsten E. Lyke, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

February 8, 2022

Dr. Onigbanjo talks about the downsides of social distancing for kids. (Healthline)

  • Mutiat Onigbanjo, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UM School of Medicine, Pediatrician at University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus and Attending Physician in the Newborn Nursery at University of Maryland Children's Hospital

February 8, 2022

Dr. Chen talks about the effectiveness of booster shots and the continued need for masks, even among people who are vaccinated. (Association of American Medical Colleges)

  • Wilbur H. Chen, MD, Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

February 5, 2022

Dr. Coffey advises what people should do if rapid tests keep coming back positive more than 10 days after their initial COVID-19 diagnosis. (Slate)

  • K.C. Coffey, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the UM School of Medicine and Epidemiologist at University of Maryland Medical Center

February 1, 2022

Dr. Schrank talks about the groups most vulnerable to COVID-19. (WTOP)

  • Gregory M. Schrank, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

January 31, 2022

Dr. Frieman talks about a potential of an ongoing vaccine study involving animals at The Maryland Zoo. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Matthew Frieman, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the UM School of Medicine

January 28, 2022

Dr. Sajadi reacts to a study that suggests COVID-19 may have seasons for different temperature zones. (The Washington Post)

  • Mohammad Sajadi, MD, Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and Infectious Diseases physician at University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Bork speaks about the impact of misuse and overuse of antibiotics on increased antibiotic resistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. (National Geographic)

  • Jacqueline Bork, MD, Visiting Instructor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and Infectious Diseases physician at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center

January 21, 2022

Dr. Fontaine talks about the impact a shortage of blood donations is having on University of Maryland Medical Center. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Magali Fontaine, MD, PhD, Medical Director of Transfusion Services at University of Maryland Medical Center and Professor of Pathology at the UM School of Medicine

January 19, 2022

Dr. Awan talks about stark differences between lung scans of vaccinated and unvaccinated COVID-19 survivors. (WBAL-TV)

  • Omer Awan, MD, MPH a musculoskeletal radiologist at University of Maryland Medical Center and Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and Associate Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

Drs. Chandra and Gatz talk about how people can help ease the stress on emergency rooms. (Eat This, Not That!)

  • Amit Chandra, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UM School of Medicine
  • J. David Gatz, MD, Assistant Medical Director of the Adult Emergency Department at the UMMC Downtown Campus and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

Dr. Marcozzi talks about proper use of N95 and KN95 masks. (WMAR-TV)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Senior Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center

January 14, 2022

Dr. Schrank reacts to the news that health insurers must cover at-home COVID-19 tests. (WBFF-TV)

  • Greg Schrank, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center