In this interview, Dr. Teena Shetty, Brown University undergraduate class of 1995, MD 2000, discusses her experiences as a neurologist in New York City during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Shetty begins by explaining why she chose to participate in the oral history project, noting the value of capturing this moment, particularly as it relates to the emergence of new neurological complications of COVID-19. She details the types of complications she has seen in her patients, including confusion and stroke. She talks about feeling protected, safe, and well-staffed at her hospital, but notes that preparations for a second wave of the virus are necessary. At the end of her interview, Shetty describes being emotionally touched by New Yorkers cheering in the streets at night as a thank you to health care professionals.