COVID-19 in the ICU: A Cardiothoracic Surgeon's Experience

July 14, 2020

Cardiothoracic surgeon Brian Lima, MD spent weeks in a large metropolitan New York City ICU treating the sickest patients with COVID-19. He shares details.

Brian Lima, MD, director of heart transplant surgery at North Shore University Hospital in New York, turned over his ICU, the hospital's largest, to COVID-19 patients and, like physicians from all over the institution, became a COVID-19 doctor for more than a month. This is what he saw.


Dr Lima is the surgical director of heart transplantation at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, and is associate professor of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. @BrianLimaMD