Nashley M. Harrigan, M.D. '11

By UM News

Nashley M. Harrigan, M.D. '11

By UM News

We thank Nashley M. Harrigan, M.D. ’11, a nocturnist emergency medicine physician at the Montefiore Health System in The Bronx, NY, where she is also an assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine. Dr. Harrigan’s unit is the first to evaluate, assess, intubate, and treat all COVID-19 patients once they enter the emergency department. “I am used to dealing with high volumes of critical patients, although COVID-19 has definitely pushed me to my max,” she admits, but she adds her training at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has helped, “Being trained in highly populous urban areas has taught me to keep my cool, stay focused, and get things accomplished.”

Dr. Harrigan’s message around social distancing is clear, “Please stay home, if you can. Understand that you may get infected by the virus and survive, however, you will bring it back to your family members who may not be in great health, including grandparents.” When asked about the one word that comes to mind when dealing with COVID-19, Dr. Harrigan said, “Resilient. Both the virus and the frontline workers, but we will prevail!”