Tag: pediatrics

Matthew Murray, MD, MA Matthew Murray, MD, MA (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Author

Weill Cornell Medicine


Dr. Matthew Murray is a resident physician in pediatrics in New York City. He received his MD from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and MA in health policy and economics from University College London.




Restoring American Aid for Yemeni Child Health

End-stage starvation is rare, but devastating. After exhausting its fat stores, the body breaks down its organs for energy: muscle, liver, kidney and finally the heart. The blood itself becomes toxic, in a dangerously narrow balance between brain death and cardiac arrest. As a pediatrician, I wish to protect all children from these symptoms. But as an American taxpayer, I worry about my contribution to the starvation of children in Yemen. President Biden recently announced …

Living with Congenital Heart Disease Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Patient-Physician Reflection

Thinking back to January 2020, I recalled the whispers throughout the hospital of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States, mere minutes from my home institution. Aside from my perspective as a pediatrician, I was also forced to confront my own anxieties regarding exposure to this virus as an adult living with repaired congenital heart disease.

Climate Change is Here: A Pediatrician’s Perspective on the Public Health Crisis

Softly and subtly, the rustling of the leaves quickens and a cool breeze sweeps across the town. A child rocks gently on a swing and a father stands in the bazaar bartering for the best value for vegetables for dinner. His wife is hospitalized with hemorrhagic dengue; shivering with fevers that rise and fall as do her blood counts.

Night Call

My senior and I had been on night float together for a few weeks. That night, the dimmed lights of the hospital corridors spilled into the workroom which was lit only by my computer screen, but that was enough. Despite the few months that I had been there as an intern, I could describe each inch of this room with my eyes closed.

Asmaa Ferdjallah, MD Asmaa Ferdjallah, MD (1 Posts)

Fellow Physician Contributing Writer

University of Minnesota Medical School


Asmaa is finishing up her second year of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. She never thought she would find herself in the great state of Minnesota but the arctic winters have only made her braver. She has a strong interest in bone marrow transplant, pharmacogenomics, and global health. She is currently studying to obtain an MPH and enjoys biking and writing in her free time.