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May 8, 2020 17 min

I am originally from a third-world country. When I moved to the United States, I couldn’t believe all the resources that were being wasted in America. And I feel that, for the first time in America, we are learning that. We are learning that we have to be cautious about wasting resources.
George Behrens, MD

Warren Krackov, MD, FSIR, speaks with George Behrens, MD, an interventional radiologist in Chicago, about the COVID-19 impact on his city, changes his practice has made in response, and how his native Venezuela has been faring during the pandemic. 

Find IR resources for COVID-19 planning, staffing, personal protective equipment and more at the SIR website,

Listen to more interventional radiologist perspectives on COVID-19:

  • July 21: New York, N.Y. (Akhilesh K. Sista, MD, FSIR)
  • June 9: Atlanta, Ga. (Janice Newsome, MD, FSIR)
  • May 20: Miami, Fla. (Costantino S. Peña, MD, FSIR)
  • April 29: Palo Alto, Calif. (Raj Shah, MD)
  • April 20: Seattle, Wash. (R. Torrance Andrews, MD, FSIR)

  • Note: This episode was recorded on May 1, 2020.  

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