Nicholas Boire, M.D., was recently featured in the St. George's University School of Medicine alumni magazine regarding his residency in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, including his work on COVID-19. As an anatomical and clinical pathology resident, Dr. Boire was part of a team of Mayo pathologists who performed some of the early autopsies on COVID-19 patients. The group published a case report citing its findings in May.
Dr. Boire is excited about that work and the potential implications it has to aid in the fight against COVID-19. "What we saw [in the findings] was a spectrum of neuropathology, including white matter hemorrhages, acute axonal injury, and some lesions that resemble acute disseminated encephalomyelitis," he says. "All of this has not been documented before. As our research and understanding of COVID-19 continues to evolve rapidly, it’s helping to highlight what could happen over a clinical course in patients who are hospitalized, which will ultimately help to identify and manage the disease."
Working with his mentor, Bobbi Pritt, M.D., chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology, Dr. Boire says his residency at Mayo Clinic offers him an experience like no other. "The size and scope of their microbiology department is incredible. Each individual pathology subspecialty here is larger than most hospital’s entire pathology department," he says. "But it’s not only the facility; it’s about the individuals I work with. No matter how difficult a case, there’s always someone to help and one case can be shared with five or six pathologists — each one an expert in a different specialty."
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