Why research and education may pave the way out of the crisis

1 min
Published on September 24, 2020

More than 50,000 students, valuable research projects, and a teaching position that faced seemingly insurmountable challenges: When COVID-19 hit Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, the hospital was fighting on many fronts. In an exchange with Managing Board Member Christoph Zindel MD, guest speaker Zahi A. Fayad, Professor of Radiology and Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sanai, gives insights into how the situation in New York has changed over the last few months and what crisis management is behind such a large teaching hospital.

In this new episode, hear the experiences of Zahi A. Fayad, Professor of Radiology and Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who as part of the leadership team dealing with the pandemic and its impact on a research hospital.

The institute in Mount Sinai is a forge for the next generation of experts and was faced with the challenge to protect many individuals while continuing to conduct research despite the difficulties the pandemic posed. But how did they manage this?

Managing Board Member Christoph Zindel, MD regularly speaks with leading experts in the healthcare industry. Together with his guests, he discusses which strategies have proven successful in the fight against the pandemic at their respective locations, which challenges were particularly serious, and what is needed to lay the foundation for our ‘new normal’.

Dive into the latest podcast in our series to learn more.

Leadership in Times of Crisis with Zahi A Fayad, PhD | Christoph Zinde‪l‬‬‬‬‬
39 min
When COVID-19 hit the United States back in January of 2020, New York was one of the first cities to really feel the pressure. Hospitals had to quickly adapt to a new set of working conditions as the virus spread rapidly. It was truly a race against time in an environment where the rules kept changing as we learned more and more about how COVID-19 was transmitted.