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COVID-19: A Conversation from the Front Line

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 26 Iyar 5780

5:00 PM - 6:00 PMOnline
COVID-19: A Conversation from the Front Line
The victims of COVID-19: A discussion on how the virus affects its oldest and youngest patients
Dr. Bennett Zier & Dr. Valerie Flaherman interviewed by Dr. Jonathan Graf
Wednesday, May 20, 5 pm
 
Join us for a conversation between Dr. Jonathan Graf, professor of medicine at UCSF and a practicing internist and rheumatologist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and UCSF Medical Centers; Dr. Bennett Zier, Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at UCSF and STARS Medical Director at San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living; and Dr. Valerie Flaherman, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF and Director of the Newborn Nursery at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
 
Sherith Israel is lucky to have a few experts who will spend some time talking about what they are seeing, working on, and planning for in their fields. Interviewed by our very own Dr. Jonathan Graf, this is sure to be an informative opportunity to hear from and ask questions of doctors from our community.
 
Please submit questions for consideration by email to programs@sherithisrael.org by Friday, May 15.

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Bennett G. Zier, MD is a graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo (’71) and University of California San Francisco Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency (’75 ). Dr. Zier is Board Certified both in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.

He is a Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at UCSF. He is on the active staff at San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living (Jewish Home of San Francisco). He has formerly served as the  chairperson of the Bioethics Committee at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Dr. Zier is currently Chief of Staff as well as Medical Director of the Short Term and Rehabiltation Unit at the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living. He is a member of The Society for Post-Acute and Long- Term Care Medicine and the American Geriatrics Society. He has a number of publications in medical journals regarding General Internal medicine and Geriatrics.

Valerie Flaherman, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco. Board certified in Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine and as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, she is Director of the Newborn Nursery at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and provides general pediatric care and lactation support. Dr. Flaherman’s clinical research program focuses on early newborn health, growth and development.

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.

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