COVID-19 Resources

Inside the Hurt Locker

Cardiologists on the Frontline of the NYC and Boston COVID-19 Battle
David G Rizik, MD of HonorHealth moderates an unfiltered, thought-provoking discussion with cardiologists from New York and Boston on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. These researchers/educators recount being thrust into an unexpected crisis with an unpredictable foe.
Gregg Stone, MD, Sahil Parikh, MD, Binita Shah, MD and Doreen Defaria Yeh, MD discuss how rapidly and unexpectedly their world changed. Forced to deal with a sudden wave of COVID admissions, while at the same time trying to care for their cardiology patients who in many cases no longer had access to hospital facilities, their communities unite to wage battle against an invisible enemy. They delve into the impact on the mental health of practitioners and the adjustment of family life.
This is the type of frank, first person discussion with doctors that has rarely been seen during the coronavirus pandemic. It brings into focus what is happening now, where we may be headed, and the day-to-day lives of the heroic people who are leading efforts in the hardest-hit areas of the country.
Moderator: David G. Rizik, MD


Gregg Stone, MD
Sahil Parikh, MD
Binita Sha, MD
Doreen Defaria Yeh, MD

Inside the Hurt Locker

Nurses on the Frontline of the NYC and Boston COVID-19 Battle
During the COVID-19 epidemic, America has rightly honored its nurses, but rarely has heard the real accounts of what they face daily. In our latest interview, SIF Virtual is joined by nurses from several of America’s “hot spots,” who have been on the front lines of this battle. Their stories are extraordinary. Their lives have changed, professionally and personally in a most dramatic and sudden fashion, as they have waged a campaign against an enemy invisible, unpredictable and not to be easily defeated.
Moderator: David G. Rizik, MD


Jessica Wills, RN, BSN 
CCU Nurse at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak

Marina Ventimiglia

Katie Liesveld, RN BSN
Detroit, Michigan

Diane Cappocia, RN
CCU Nurse at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak

Olivia Sitton, BS, BSN, RN
Graduate Student- DNP Adult/Gerontology 
Honor Health Scottsdale Shea, ICU

Alexa Dessables, RN
Honor Health Scottsdale Shea

Michelle Lindquist, RN, BSN, CCRN
NY Presbyterian Hospital 

Reena Smith, RN

Michelle Fiore, MSN, RN NEA-BC
Honorhealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center 
Senior Clinical Director Critical Care