Author, Burning Out On The Covid Front Lines, a Doctor’s Memoir of Fatherhood, Race and Perseverance in the Pandemic
This week, Ira spoke with Dhaval Desai, M.D., author of Burning Out On The Covid Front Lines, a Doctor’s Memoir of Fatherhood, Race and Perseverance in the Pandemic. In this recuperative episode of “Ira’s Everything Bagel,” Dr. Desai talks about why he decided to write this personal account of his experiences as a doctor during the pandemic; the uncertainty of dealing with the phenomenon, where guidelines changed often; how he dealt with his own mental health during the crisis; where race may be an issue from his perspective; and what lessons he would like readers to take from his personal and professional struggles.
Dhaval Desai, M.D.is a physician in Georgia who is a leader and frontline provider to hospitalized patients in a large metro-Atlanta health system. He carries a passion for the human and patient experience in medicine, specifically sharing perspectives and narratives from healthcare workers and patients. He is a devoted husband to Yogita, also a physician, and co-parent to their two young children, Kaiya and Kaveh.
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