The Impact of COVID-19 on Immunocompromised Patients

Dr. Brian Koffman, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) Society and a CLL patient discusses the impact and burden of COVID on immunocompromised patients, who may not be able to mount the proper immune response to build antibodies needed to fight against the virus. He also talks about need for preventative options beyond vaccines.

Dr. Koffman’s blog is arguably the most popular, trusted and accessible beacon for over 20,000 readers every month who have had their lives touched by CLL. As a doctor turned CLL patient, his popular blog and the wide scope of his volunteer efforts in other community and online patient advocacy and education has added an increasingly meaningful new dimension to his life’s work. Dr. Brian Koffman earned his medical degree from McGill University and completed his Family Practice residency at the University of Western Ontario, and his Psychiatry Fellowship at McMaster University. Dr. Koffman taught at the University of Waterloo and is a retired Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine where he also completed his Masters of Science in Medical Education.

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