COVID-19: A Conversation from the Front Line
Dr. Jonathan Graf, Dr. Meghan Marmor and Dr. Erin Gordon
Wednesday, April 29, 5 pm

Topics for this Discussion:
  • Life on the frontlines: A first hand account from the ICU.
  • Why do some people seem to get so sick with acute respiratory distress syndrome and others do not?
  • The immunology of COVID-19: What’s the deal with testing, treatments, and vaccine research?

Sherith Israel is lucky to have a few experts who will spend some time answering questions sent to us from our members. Interviewed by our host, Dr. Jonathan Graf , this is sure to be an informative opportunity to hear from doctors from our community: Dr. Meghan Marmor and Dr. Erin Gordon .
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See below for announcement of our second discussion on May 6.
Dr. Jonathan Graf is a professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and a practicing internist and rheumatologist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and UCSF Medical Centers. He specializes in autoimmune and rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and is the director of the UCSF Rheumatoid Arthritis cohort. His research focuses in part on rheumatoid arthritis and the relationship between chronic inflammation and heart disease. He also studies biomarkers and precision guided therapy in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also received a medical degree. He did his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in rheumatology at UCSF and joined the faculty in 2003. He has won numerous UCSF teaching awards and been elected a UCSF Department  of Medicine Master Clinician. He is married to Rabbi Jessica Zimmerman Graf.
Dr. Meghan Marmor is board certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine. She completed her undergraduate studies in microbiology and chemistry as well as my medical education at University of Arizona in Tucson. She did her residency in internal medicine at Brown University and my specialty training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Stanford. Dr. Marmor is now a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Stanford University, with a subspecialty focus in bronchiectasis and chronic lung infections. She is a clinical educator for medical students, residents and fellows. Dr. Marmor serves as a member of the Stanford COVID-19 Critical Care Task Force, has written multiple COVID protocols for our ICU’s, currently lead the Stanford Chest Clinic’s COVID-19 response team, and have been caring for COVID-19 patients in the Bay Area.
Dr. Erin Gordon is a physician-scientist with an interest in airway epithelial dysfunction in asthma. Specifically, her lab focuses on understanding how genetic risk variants that are associated with asthma at a population level, actually confer risk of disease at a molecular level. They use novel techniques such as conditionally reprogrammed primary airway epithelial cells, CRISPR gene deletion, and biospecimens from large numbers of human subjects to discover the function of genes associated with asthma and elucidate the causal single nucleotide polymorphism. These efforts are designed to uncover novel drug targets and define the subpopulation of asthmatics most likely to benefit from therapy.
Announcing the second installment of this series:
COVID-19: A Conversation from the Front Line
Dr. Jonathan Graf and Dr. Jeremy Samuel Faust
Wednesday, May 6, 5 pm

We all have questions about what is really happening on the front lines of medicine right now. Sherith Israel is lucky to have some experts who will spend time talking about what they are seeing, working on, and planning for in their fields. Interviewed by our host, Dr. Jonathan Graf , this is sure to be an informative opportunity to hear from and ask questions of our guest Dr. Jeremy Samuel Faust.

Please submit questions for this discussion to by Friday, May 1.
Dr. Faust is a proud emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the division of health policy and public health, and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and appears frequently in Slate. He has appeared on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC, ABC’s 20/20, NPR and others. Academic writing credits include the Journal of the American Medical Association, the BMJ, Lancet Oncology, and the Annals of Emergency Medicine, where he serves as an associate editor for News and Perspectives. He is medical editor-in-chief of ACEP Now , the monthly magazine of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is also the co-host of the award-winning medical education FOAMcast . His primary hobby is serving as the artistic director and conductor of the Longwood Chorus, an 80-voice ensemble of health care professionals and students dedicated to creating high quality choral music in Boston. He is board president and artistic advisor of the GRAMMY-award winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth . His favorite movie, by a substantial margin, is Casablanca.