Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn


Dr. Van is an occupational and aerospace medicine physician at the Mayo Clinic. He is the medical director for Mayo’s first program for COVID long haulers, the Covid Activity Rehabilitation Program. Dr. Van graduated from Cornell University and then pursued his doctorate at Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed residency first in family medicine with VCU and then in occupational medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He also obtained a Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington in Seattle. Prior to his work at Mayo, he practiced in northwest Montana for nearly a decade, helping injured workers recover their function and lives. Outside of medicine, he is an avid fly fisherman, an Ironman triathlete, and a private pilot.

11:15 AM PST

Friday March 4, 2022

From the Frontlines - Recognizing Post Acute COVID Syndrome and Rehabilitation Strategies

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only been a healthcare challenge for acute care settings, but has brought a new type of client to our rehabilitation settings - the client with Post Covid Syndrome. This client is struggling with symptoms post COVID that are interfering with their ability to return to their pre-COVID life including work, self-care and leisure activities. This session will help clinicians in identifying Post COVID Syndrome, the basic tenets of care, judicious use of diagnostics, and rehabilitation best practices.

2:00 PM PST

Friday March 4, 2022

LIVE - What do we know about Long COVID and Impact on Function? An overview of our research to date.

More than 2 years after the onset of COVID-19, what have we learned about Post COVID Syndrome or "Long COVID"? Join our session to discuss what we have learned from our research so far, research in progress and needed future research directions. We will discuss the most common symptoms, our feasibiity study measuring the impact of cognition on function, and what we know so far about outcomes.