Local area golfers braved the heat for the 25th Annual Hope & Heroes Golf Tournament on Monday, June 28th. The daylong event, held at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY, raised funds to support Hope & Heroes and the pediatric oncology & hematology program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
While most high schoolers dream of driving around in exotic cars, 16-year old Cooper Kurtz has other thoughts. Combining his passion for supercars and high-performance vehicles with his desire to support a worthwhile cause led him to create “Cars on Campus,” a benefit event to raise awareness and funds for Hope & Heroes.
Stress is commonplace among healthcare professionals. However, when left unmanaged, that stress becomes a chronic condition that can lead to burnout. Research indicates that up to 50% of medical professionals experience burnout throughout their careers.
Carol DeCoene was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 17 and has been in remission since 2010. In this blog post, she reflects on her journey as a childhood cancer patient and talks about her future as a survivor.
When the pandemic hit the NYC region, our doctors, nurses, and care providers were on the frontlines treating patients directly and aiding those affected by the virus. But for Prakash Satwani, MD, a pediatric bone marrow transplant physician, his experience with the virus was much more personal.
During the height of the pandemic, Nobuko Hijiya, MD, continued to see and treat patients in the outpatient clinic. As the metro region begins to re-open, Dr. Hijiya says extra precautions will remain in place.
When the clinic closed due to the pandemic, the Alfano Family Arts in Medicine Studio found a way to bring creative art projects to patients in their homes.
Robyn Gartrell, MD, a pediatric oncologist and immuno-oncology researcher, volunteered at #Columbia’s adult intensive care unit during the height of COVID-19. With her redeployment over and her return to pediatrics, Dr. Gartrell reflected on this period with great insight.
Dominder Kaur, MD, is a pediatric hematologist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. During the pandemic, she worked at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s adult intensive care unit caring for COVID-19 patients, and it was a very humbling experience.
Monica Bhatia, MD, is an attending pediatric hematology-oncology physician at Columbia, where she treats children with blood disorders in both the inpatient and outpatient units. At the height of the pandemic, she admitted and treated one of the first hematology/oncology patients with COVID-19.