Dr. Bojana Jankovic Weatherly talks to Dr. Thomas Pitts, a board certified neurologist, with fellowship subspecialty training in Clinical Neurophysiology from Columbia University Medical Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Pitts is a principal investigator of a clinical trial investigating a drug for Covid-19 (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/N…).
This drug, eculizumab, is used in Myesthenia Gravis to modulate the immune system.
Part I of this interview provides an overview of the immune system’s response that is thought to lead to life-threatening consequences in Covid-19, as well as the clinical trial Dr. Pitts initiated.
In Part II of this interview, Dr. Pitts discusses neurological complications of Covid-19 that have been observed and discusses their etiology.
Dr. Pitts has earned a Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine from the National Headache Foundation. Dr. Pitts treats the entire spectrum of neurologic illness and has a personal interest in neuromuscular disorders, especially, Myasthenia Gravis, an autoimmune neuromuscular disease. He practices at Hudson Medical in Manhattan.
Note that this conversation is not intended to be an overview of all aspects of the above Covid-19 topics, but rather an inquiry into specific questions, observations and research.
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About the Author
Dr. Bojana (Boy•ana) Jankovic Weatherly is an award winning physician, double board certified in internal and integrative medicine. After completing internal medicine residency, she did a fellowship in integrative medicine, trained in functional medicine, nutrition and mindfulness. Her approach is rooted in evidence-based medicine that is personalized to each individual she works with.