Grand Rounds to highlight an Ebola survivor’s story

September 17, 2015

A special Grand Rounds, “An Ebola Survivor's Story: From Provider to Patient,” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1 at noon in the Junker Auditorium on the Penn State College of Medicine campus in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ian Crozier, a Vanderbilt-trained infectious disease specialist originally from Zimbabwe, is the guest speaker.

In August 2014, Crozier was deployed by the World Health Organization to the Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone. After becoming infected and critically ill, he was sent back to the United States to Emory University Hospital. Following a six-week hospitalization, Crozier was released. Two months after clearing the virus from his blood, he developed sight-threatening ocular inflammation with high amounts of viable Ebola virus detected in the eye.

Crozier has been considered to be the sickest Ebola patient from the United States to have survived. His story provides a unique perspective as both an Ebola doctor and survivor.

All Medical Center and College of Medicine faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend.

This grand rounds is a continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine.

NOTE: An additional event with Dr. Crozier is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2 at Hershey Lodge. “Preparing for the Highly Infectious Patient: Lessons Learned from the Ebola Crisis” is focused on ensuring that Ebola assessment hospitals are able to enhance their planning for Ebola and beyond.  It will also cover Penn State Hershey’s experience in Ebola preparedness planning. The session runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $25; Register for the session here.

Last Updated September 17, 2015