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Category: May 2020

It goes without saying that the pandemic has impacted all of us, placing some of us on the front lines, halting our practices, adjusting our home lives, and more. For this month’s edition, we asked our contributors to write about how they were coping with the current crisis, both professionally and personally.

May 3: Uncertainty

By Karan Desai, MD Uncertainty. As a hand surgery fellow in training in New York City, uncertainty has been the overwhelming emotion day in, and day out, during this COVID era. The fellowship year is exceedingly unique in a surgeon’s training as most approach the opportunity with maximum zeal and intensity to hone the craft […]

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Today is May 4th

By Margaret K. Jain, MD My perspective in this crisis is not unique—I’ve traded surgery for home-schooling, chasing children, Nexflix binges and home workouts.  But probably the biggest change to my daily life has been an abundance of time—time not committed to patients or staff, but simply, and suddenly, for me.  This luxury is one […]

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Silver Linings

By Michael N. Nakashian, MD It is Thursday May 7th, as I sit here at my desk at home in New Jersey. Just having finished off an afternoon of Telehealth visits, I reflect on how much my job has changed. It is a time of questions without answers, leaving surgeons like us at a loss […]

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My Perspective – May 8th

By Leo M. Rozmaryn, MD As I write these words I sit holed up at home during a time that I was supposed to be in the OR and the clinic. I’m bombarded by a rush of varying emotions that are swirling about inside. Hand surgeons are intensely proud of their specialty and its role that it has […]

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