The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) partners with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," which features UMMS specialists who share their medical expertise with viewers all across Maryland.

UMMS guests appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7pm.

The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.

Your Health: An Update on Monoclonal Antibody (mAb) Treatment for COVID-19

Monday, April 19, 7 pm on Maryland Public Television

The University of Maryland Medical System is using all available tools to fight COVID-19 and provide our patients with the best possible care as we navigate the evolving nature of this pandemic. While the COVID-19 vaccines are critical to ending the pandemic, monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment is the only therapy option currently available for certain high-risk individuals who have mild-to-moderate COVID-19. When given within the recommended timeframe, mAb therapy has been shown to reduce progression of severe COVID-19, the need for hospitalization and even death.

Michelle Gourdine, MD, UMMS interim Chief Medical Officer, and Mary Ghaffari, Pharm.D., BCPS, DPLA, UMMS Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services, are leading efforts across UMMS to expand access to this valuable treatment option. They will be guests on Maryland Public Television’s Direct Connection “Your Health” segment on Monday, April 19 at 7pm discussing monoclonal antibody treatment.