As floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rose, heroes emerged to help the community any way they could. For some, it was rescues by boats and large vehicles. Still others, like Todd Kielman, physician assistant and instructor in the Department of Urology and an Army veteran, lent their expertise at shelters for evacuees.
The wrath of devastation and confusion caused by Hurricane Harvey brought out the best in many people, including a physician who was also a bride-to-be.
Through the wrath of Hurricane Harvey, many in our Baylor family stepped up to help those in need. In the Department of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, these Harvey Heroes went above and beyond the call of duty.
With Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center serving as a shelter for those displaced by Harvey, medical assistance was a top priority. Medical students and trainees where on hand to provide help, with supervision from faculty preceptors, including Dr. Monisha Arya, assistant professor of medicine.
During the height of Hurricane Harvey and in the days that followed, thousands of evacuees gathered at the George R. Brown Convention Center and NRG Center seeking shelter. Helping to provide crucial counseling and psychiatric care to evacuees at these shelters were Baylor College of Medicine psychiatrists, including Dr. Asim Shah.