COVID-19 Infection and Surgical Patients - Southern Medical Association

April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Infection and Surgical Patients

Dr. Iyoob Ilyas discusses the effect of the coronavirus on surgical patients. He will provide insight into why elective surgeries are being canceled or rescheduled, how emergency procedures are being addressed, and will offer recommendations for patients who develop surgical complaints.

Dr. Iyoob Ilyas
Dr. Iyoob Ilyas is a colorectal and general surgeon who predominantly performs minimally invasive surgery like robotic surgery. He is employed by HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois. He is board certified in general surgery and in colon and rectal surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Additionally, Dr. Iyoob is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Fred Newmark
Fred Newmark has seventeen years of experience in healthcare consulting, recruiting, medical staff planning and development.  His diverse background includes recruiting oversight of 24 hospitals within a large healthcare system, Vice-President of Recruitment for a national Emergency Medicine/Hospitalist Medicine company and Operations Manager for a large national recruiting agency.  Fred also created a Residency Outreach Education program to assist Residents with their post training job search process.  Talks included CV preparation, effective interviewing techniques, how to select and work with recruiters, understanding compensation models, leveraging value and contract negotiation.  Fred now consults as co-founder and Managing Partner of  Newmark Healthcare Services, working with physicians, hospitals and group practices.  He also has a video series called Behind the Curtain of Healthcare that can be found on YouTube.

Andy Mohan, MD, MBA, MSc
Dr. Anand "Andy" Mohan has been working as a physician informaticist for the past 7 years in over 40 + implementations with major hospital systems including Cedars Sinai, PeaceHealth, Inova, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, Massachusetts General, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic amongst other notable healthcare systems.  Dr. Mohan has worked on the inpatient and ambulatory side with all specialties throughout the lifecycle of an implementation. His focus is on clinical workflow optimization, utilizing EHR systems efficiently, and provider adoption. He has been involved in population health initiative technology implementations.  Additionally, he has also led EHR clinical build teams to ensure quality and clinical integrity. He is also one of the Chairs of the Digital Health and Innovation Committee.
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American College of Surgeons Issues COVID-19 Guidance: