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.

August 27, 2021

Dr. Custer discusses children and COVID vaccines. (MSNBC)

  • Jason Custer, MD, Associate Professor, UM School of Medicine; Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, University of Maryland Children's Hospital

Dr. Suntha discusses the latest COVID surge and reasons why UMMS is mandating vaccination for employees. (Baltimore Business Journal)

  • Mohan Suntha, MD, President and CEO of University of Maryland Medical System

August 26, 2021

Dr. Carter discusses pediatric patients and COVID vaccines. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Rebecca Carter, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UM School of Medicine; Pediatrician, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

August 23, 2021

Dr. Liu discusses kids and COVID, including vaccines and Back to School preparations. (Maryland Public Television)

  • Esther Liu, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Dr. Marcozzi discusses full approval of Pfizer's COVID vaccine and booster shots. (WBAL 1090 AM)

  • 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

August 20, 2021

Dr. Laurens discusses COVID vaccine booster shots. (FOX45 Morning News)

  • Matthew Laurens, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, UM School of Medicine; Infectious Disease Pediatrician, University of Maryland Children's Hospital

August 19, 2021

Dr. Laurens discusses COVID booster vaccines. Media coverage includes WBAL-TV and WMAR-TV.

  • Matthew Laurens, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, UM School of Medicine; Infectious Disease Pediatrician, University of Maryland Children's Hospital

Dr. Moser authored a Letter to the Editor urging individuals to get the COVID vaccine and dispelling myths and misinformation. (Southern Maryland News)

  • Joseph Moser, MD, Chief Medical Officer at UM Charles Regional Medical Center

August 18, 2021

Dr. Schrank discusses booster vaccines. Media coverage includes Baltimore Sun and WJZ-TV.

  • Gregory Schrank, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, at UM School of Medicine; Infectious Diseases Physician and Epidemiologist, University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Custer discusses rising COVID cases and kids returning to school. (WJZ-TV)

  • Jason Custer, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UM School of Medicine; Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Custer discusses children and COVID. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Jason Custer, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UM School of Medicine; Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Laurens discusses Emergency Use Authorization and full approval of COVID vaccines. (WUSA-TV)

  • Matthew Laurens, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, UM School of Medicine; Infectious Disease Pediatrician, University of Maryland Children's Hospital

Dr. Chen discusses booster vaccinations. (National Geographic)

  • Wilbur Chen, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Suntha discusses the System's decision for mandatory COVID vaccination for employees. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Mohan Suntha, MD, President and CEO of University of Maryland Medical System

August 17, 2021

Dr. Liu discusses back to school issues around COVID-19. (WAMU Radio NPR)

  • Esther Liu, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

August 16, 2021

Dr. Prakash discusses the CDC's decision to authorize a third COVID shot for immunocompromised people. (Maryland Public Television)

  • Katya Prakash, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Institute of Human Virology, UM School of Medicine; Infectious Disease Physician, University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Marcozzi discusses how hospitals in Maryland are managing increasing numbers of COVID patients. (Baltimore Sun)

  • 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

Dr. Berry discusses kids, the Delta variant, and COVID spread. (WTOP Radio)

  • Andrea Berry, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

August 13, 2021

Dr. Laurens discusses evaluations from the FDA and CDC regarding the need for COVID booster shots for the general population. (Very Well Health)

  • Matthew Laurens, MD, MPH, Associate Professor at UM School of Medicine and Infectious disease pediatrician at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital

Dr. Saharia discusses the CDC's recommendation of a third COVID-19 shot for Americans with compromised immune systems. (WMAR-TV)

  • Kapil K. Saharia, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine, Chief of Solid Organ Transplant Infectious Diseases Service at University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Neuzil discusses COVID booster vaccines and a "mix and match" trial underway at the UMSOM studying whether using any vaccine for a booster dose would work to rebuild immunity. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Kathleen Neuzil, MD, Director of the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Berry discusses children and COVID-19. (FOX45 Morning News)

  • Andrea Berry, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

August 12, 2021

Dr. Campbell discusses parenting and COVID-19. (WEAA Radio)

  • James Campbell, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

August 10, 2021

Dr. Wright discusses the increase in COVID patients being treated at UM Laurel Medical Center, "Laurel 3-4-5." (WJLA-TV)

  • Joseph Wright, MD, Chief Medical Officer at University of Maryland Capital Region Health

August 9, 2021

Dr. Neuzil discusses "breakthrough" COVID cases. (Newsweek)

  • Kathleen Neuzil, MD, Director of the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

August 6, 2021

Dr. Schrank discusses the return to masking in some Maryland jurisdictions as the Delta variant spreads in the state. (FOX45 Morning News)

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

Dr. Campbell discusses children and COVID-19 vaccines. (CNN)

  • James Campbell, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Frieman discusses the COVID-19 Lamda variant. (WUSA-TV)

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

August 5, 2021

Dr. Frieman discusses breakthrough COVID cases and the importance of taking precautions such as masking. (Baltimore Sun)

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

Dr. Clayborne discusses COVID-19 issues including vaccine hesitancy and the Delta variant. Media coverage includes Yahoo! and CBS News.

  • Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine Physician, UM Capital Region Medical Center

August 3, 2021

Dr. Schrank discusses the Delta variant. (Baltimore Magazine)

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