Richard Zaidner, M.D. ’08, and Michael Greenberg, M.D. ’05

By UM News

Richard Zaidner, M.D. ’08, and Michael Greenberg, M.D. ’05

By UM News

We thank Richard Zaidner, M.D. ’08, and Michael Greenberg, M.D. ’05, who are emergency medicine physicians at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics. Since COVID-19 rates are increasing and there is such a wide range of symptoms associated with the virus, both doctors treat every patient as a potential carrier, and employees are required to wear extra protective gear for every patient encounter. Dr. Zaidner and Dr. Greenberg note that the University of Miami was on top of safety measures from the very beginning, “We were the first to set up triage screening outside and build a tent to group high-risk patients away from others to prevent cross-contamination.” Their message to those not on the front line: “Everyone can do their part to flatten the curve. Avoid large groups, keep your face covered, and wash your hands as much as you can.” The word both doctors selected to describe their COVID-19 experience is “collaboration”: It’s amazing to see everyone at the hospital and the community come together to fight this pandemic."