Online ECHO Clinic | April 2, 2020
Presentation Titles: Navajo Area Indian Health Service COVID-19 Situation Awareness | COVID-19 Clinical Care | Surge Planning: On Site and Alternate Care Sites
In this series of presentations, Dr. Vivian Huang, Area Diabetes Consultant for Navajo Area Indian Health Service, provides a situation update for COVID-19. Then, Dr. Jonathan Iralu, Indian Health Service Chief Clinical Consultant for Infectious Diseases, shares a clinical update for COVID-19. Finally, Dr. Kevin Gaines, Acting Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Gallup Indian Medical Center, and Dr. Paul Charlton, emergency medicine specialist at the Gallup Indian Medical Center, share their knowledge on how medical facilities can plan for a surge of COVID-19 patients as the pandemic progresses.
RADM Michael Toedt, MD, FAAFP, is the Chief Medical Officer for the Indian Health Service.
Vivian Huang, MD, MPH, is the Area Diabetes Consultant for Navajo Area Indian Health Service. Previously, she was the Medical Director for the New York City Department of Health Immunization Clinic and Director of Adult Immunization and Emergency Preparedness for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Jonathan Iralu, MD, FACP, is the Indian Health Service Chief Clinical Consultant for Infectious Diseases. He has a special interest in HIV, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted disease care in rural communities. His research has focused on undifferentiated febrile illness in the American Southwest and on rural HIV care delivery. Dr. Iralu has worked at the Gallup Indian Medical Center since 1994 and is an instructor at Harvard Medical School and Senior Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Global Health Equity in Boston, Massachusetts.
Kevin Gaines, MD, is Acting Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Incident Commander for COVID-19 Response at Gallup Indian Medical Center.
Paul Charlton, MD, is an emergency medicine specialist at the Gallup Indian Medical Center.