Sawlar Vu, M.D. ’15

By UM News

Sawlar Vu, M.D. ’15

By UM News

Sawlar C. Vu, M.D. ’15, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician in Decatur, GA, who is on the front lines treating patients with suspected COVID-19. His training at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital has taught him to deal with crisis and develop coping mechanisms. “Sometimes coping means, ‘I’m going to process this later, but right now I need to keep moving," Dr. Vu shares. "I’ve been lucky that my co-residents and I have remained close and sharing our stories with each other is one way we help each other deal with the emotional toll." His words to the public: “Think about the people in your life that you love and who are higher risk: your parents, your baby nephew, your grade school teacher. If you are careless, you can create a chain of infection that can reach so many others. Also, tell your parents you love them!”