Building THE BRIDGE PROJECT

Before becoming a physician, Matthew Kampert, DO, (FM’19, PC/SM’20), was an exercise physiologist. In that role, he says, he saw firsthand how people improved their health through lifestyle choices. He wanted to help influence the direction of healthcare, turning it toward disease prevention.

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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.