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AUA Webinar: SAB: COVID-19 and the Brain – Critical Illness and Beyond

Mar 2, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Phillip Eleas Vlisides, MD
Assistant Professor @Michigan Medicine
Dr. Vlisides is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Michigan Medicine. He completed medical school at the University of Michigan followed by a residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He then returned to Michigan Medicine to complete a T32 fellowship in perioperative neuroscience, and he currently has an NIH K23 award for studying neurocognitive recovery after surgery. At Michigan Medicine, Dr. Vlisides serves as the Director of Clinical Neuroscience research within the Department of Anesthesiology, and he leads a research team that seeks to optimize brain health for surgical patients. The main focus of his team is to better understand – and improve – postoperative neurocognitive recovery.
Tamara Fong, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School @Harvard Medical School
Dr. Fong received her medical and graduate degrees from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and subsequently trained in Neurology, with additional training in Behavioral Neurology, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She received board certification in Neurology in 2003. Her clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with dementia. Dr. Fong notes that her patients and their families are her greatest source of inspiration. Working with them motivates her research efforts to better understand the causes of cognitive decline and dementia, and ultimately, to find better ways to treat and prevent these conditions.