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Dr. Amesh Adalja Sought After by Multiple News Sources for his Expertise on Ebola

Wed, 10/08/2014

Since media coverage of the Ebola epidemic has picked up, especially since the first U.S. case was diagnosed in Dallas on September 30, expert opinion has been a commodity. The Department of Critical Care Medicine’s own Amesh Adalja, MD, FACP, who is a Clinical Assistant Professor in CCM, as well as a Senior Associate in UPMC’s Center for Health Security and an Adjunct Instructor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has been interviewed about the Ebola outbreak in numerous media outlets in the weeks since--including over 62 appearances on television (on channels ranging from NBC, CNN, CBS, BBC, PBS, and Fox News, to name just a very few), quotes appearing in more than 150 news articles (including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, USA Today, US News & World Report, and Nature, as well as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, and an op-ed published in TIME Magazine), and over 22 radio interviews.

Dr. Adalja compiles his media appearances on his blog:

Below are a few highlights:

NBC Today show, "Ebola fears go viral" (10/17/14)

CNN, "U.S. airports to start Ebola screenings" (10/8/14)

The New York Times, "Ebola Victim's Family Blames Hospital and State" (10/11/14)

USA Today, "N.Y. doctor, free of Ebola, discharged from hospital" (11/11/14)

BBC World News America interview (10/6/14)

U.S. News & World Report (Health Day), "With Western Medicine, Ebola May Have Met Its Match (11/12/14)

NPR's On Point, "What America Must Do to Stop Ebola, Now" (10/8/14)

89.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, "How equipped are US airports in detecting Ebola and other infectious diseases" (10/7/14)

Dr. Adalja and two other colleagues from UPMC have also published a primer in the journal, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, entitled, A Primer on Ebola for Clinicians. (10/17/14)

This Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article (10/25/14) highlights Dr. Adalja's active media presence.