Commissioner's Medical Grand Rounds: Ebola: Past and Present

The recent Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa presented the medical community with unfamiliar challenges and exposed its vulnerabilities. When the Ebola virus arrived in the U.S., it demanded immediate public health interventions, treatment for those infected and measures to protect all citizens from its spread.

This Grand Rounds introduces a team of experts who will present a discussion on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of Ebola as well evidence-based best practices relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of Ebola.

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Session details:


  • Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D.
    Dr. Zucker is the Acting Commissioner of Health for the New York State Department of Health.


  • Malonga Miatudila M.D, M.P.H.
    Public Health Specialist for the World Bank for Rwanda, Burundi, Sierra-Leone, DR Congo (Retired); World Bank Team Leader for Multi Country AIDS Control Program; International Consultant Global Fund for the fight against Malaria.

    As a member of the 1976 International Mission that confronted and named the first Ebola outbreak, Dr. Miatudila will provide details of that epidemic in Zaire.

  • Daniel S. Chertow M.D., M.P.H.
    Staff Clinician, Department of Critical Care Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD; Assistant Clinical Investigator of Viral Pathogenesis and Evolution, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Bethesda, MD; Public Health Service Medical Officer, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

    Dr. Chertow is a critical care specialist and researcher who treated hundreds of Liberians infected with Ebola in August 2014. He will examine the current outbreak in West Africa.

  • Lauren Johnston R.N., M.P.A.
    Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, New York City Health And Hospital Corporation, Bellevue Hospital Center.

    As a member of the clinical leadership team from New York Health and Hospital Corporation/Bellevue Hospital Center, Ms. Johnston will discuss current protective practices in caring for Ebola patients.


  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 6-8pm
    New York Academy of Medicine
    1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
    New York, NY, 10029