Teamwork Saves Woman with Rare Disorder

In April 2017, Charlotte Garrison of South Bend, Indiana, was life-flighted to Cleveland Clinic, where she had emergency tracheostomy surgery to help her breathe. For close to a year before that, the 68-year-old woman had struggled with a rare immune disorder that caused sores in her nose and mouth. Now, they were suffocating her.

Alumnus Helps Fight Pandemic in His Old Neighborhood

Nearly 60 Cleveland Clinic alumni went to New York and Michigan to help overwhelmed hospitals care for patients with COVID-19. Among them was Pravin George, DO (IM’10, N’13, NVS’14), a neuro-intensive care physician who, on learning he was assigned to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, realized he’d be back in the neighborhood where he grew up.

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