Stories

In November 2016, AIRWAY launched its virtual storytelling platform. The remarkable success of the live events spurred the development of an online forum to reach a broader community of emergency physicians and providers across the country. If you are interested in submitting your story to our virtual stage, please click here for further instructions.

Hear first-hand stories from the frontline...

An experience of patient suicide

Jennifer Mitzman, MD is an attending with dual training in Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She is passionate about graduate medical education serving as the lead pediatric educator at The Ohio State University’s Dept of Emergency Medicine and the...

An emotional story of a patient experience

Will Smith is a medical student currently completing his rotations in New York.  When Will isn’t studying, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters and he is also the host of “The Lost in PreMed Podcast” (@LostInPreMed), a podcast geared towards premed...

A heart-rending story of a broken child

Alexandra Heloise Godfrey, M.S., P.A.-C, works as a Physician Assistant in a busy emergency department in rural North Carolina. Her deep love for language along with a passion for medicine have found their expression in the medical humanities: “through storytelling...

A humble look at self-worth

Ross Fisher, MBChB MSc MPhil FRCS RCPS is a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield England. He trained in Medicine at Sheffield University graduating in 1988. After general surgical training he undertook 7 years of specialist...

A massive, traumatic head bleed

Dorian Alexander, MD is a critical care intensivist and emergency medicine attending at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Alexander never gets scared, even when the notification phone rings and EMS brings in an obtunded woman...

A patient Communication encounter

Mert Erogul, MD is one of the founders of AIRWAY and an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. In his story, Dr. Erogul recounts a patient communication encounter. (5:58 minutes)

A deeply personal and life-threatening experience

Grace Glassman, MD is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. In her story, Dr. Glassman shares a deeply personal and life-threatening experience in which the patient-physician script has been...

A little story about a story

Mert Erogul, MD is one of the founders of AIRWAY and an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Here, Dr. Erogul tells us a little story about a story. (5:07 minutes)

Do VIP patients receive special care?

Tyler Beals, MD, is a senior resident at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and one of the founders of Airway. Have you ever suspected that the “special care” that “VIP patients” receive isn’t as great as they would like to think?  Tyler confirms that suspicion...

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