Medical Alumni Volunteer
to Serve on the
Front Lines

Reserve physicians are needed for clinical care of COVID-19 patients
Alumni Volunteer

Now more than ever, the medical community is being called on to ensure the health and safety of those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Many Miller School alumni are on the front lines every day, and the entire UM medical community could not be more grateful for their service and dedication. As UHealth – the University of Miami Health System continues to treat COVID-19 patients, Miller School alumni are answering the call by signing up to volunteer as reserve physicians, should they need to step in and relieve those on the front lines.

One volunteer is Geeta Nayyar, M.D., M.B.A., who is the chief medical officer at Greenway Health and a leader in health care information technology.

“There has never been a better time to engage medical alumni on every front, from donating much-needed supplies to signing up as reserve doctors,” Dr. Nayyar said.

“Collectively, we represent a wealth of resources, talent, and humanitarian dedication. Why not leverage this to re-chart the course of the pandemic and save lives?”

Contingency plans for health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic are essential when mapping out medical resource usage to care for patients. While reserve doctors may never be engaged, given UHealth’s effective preparedness, having medical talent ready to step in can reduce the burden on overworked health care providers and ultimately, it can save lives.

“It is fundamentally a no-brainer,” Dr. Nayyar said, “Being prepared to join the front lines speaks to the solid core mission of being a doctor, called to the profession to safeguard the health and well-being of those who are suffering. We are here to serve.”

Alumni interested in joining the relief effort can sign up here.

If You Can't Volunteer, But Want to Help

Our frontline health care providers are tirelessly working around the clock to protect the health and safety of patients. Our physician-scientists are striving to find solutions to defend our communities against the devastation of COVID-19. Help us continue to meet the critical needs of our clinical care workers and support our innovative research in rapid testing, treatment and vaccinations to overcome this pandemic.

Visit the UHealth/Miller School of Medicine Emergency Fund.

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI MEDICINE
SPRING 2020