Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center
Dr. Anita Sircar is an infectious disease physician for three hospitals in the community. She serves on faculty at UCLA SOM as clinical instructor of the Health Sciences in the Division of Infectious Diseases. She works closely with the infection prevention department and has been vital in hospital preparedness for COVID-19.
Dr. Sircar was content expert and lead advisor to the COVID Task Force when the pandemic hit in March 2020. Her experience as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer for the CDC and her work in West Africa for the Ebola outbreak in 2015 helped her prepare the team for the pandemic. Her knowledge and expertise of infectious diseases and the management of high-consequence pathogens was vital to the hospital. During the height of the pandemic, she worked 155 days straight seeing COVID patients every day. She won several awards and honors for her work.
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