Daniela Lamas, MD
Writer and Pulmonary/Critical Care Doctor | Brigham and Women’s Hospital

AFTER THE STORM: How Covid-19 is changing healthcare

In this session, Dr. Lamas will address the ways in which the pandemic has changed healthcare to date, from her perspective as a critical care physician, and address the changes that we can anticipate and aspire to in the future.

Learning objectives:
1. Reflect on the challenges of the pandemic, specifically in the domains of visitor policy, advance care planning
2. Identify ways in which this tragedy can inspire us to improve patient care moving forward

In her recent book, You Can Stop Humming Now, Lamas examines the thin border between life and death through real stories of patients, whose lives were saved by modern medical technology.

She has worked as a medical reporter at the Miami Herald and is frequently published in the New York Times. Lamas writes about modern issues in medicine with her unique real life stories and a great deal of compassion for the patients. Not only do we learn about the needed improvements in medicine, but we also learn to understand doctors as not only a tool to recovery but as compassionate professionals.

Daniela has done research in many aspects of medicine from current challenges of ineffective electronic health record systems to chronic critical illnesses and death.

Following graduation from Harvard College, she earned her MD at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, where she also completed internship and residency.