“I Really Felt Like I Had a Duty to Come Back.”

“I Really Felt Like I Had a Duty to Come Back.”

Chief Medical Officer at Johnson & Johnson recently returned to a Brooklyn ER to work on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 12:30pm

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“I really felt like I had a duty to come back.”— Dr. Ed Kuffner, Chief Medical Officer, Consumer Health, Johnson & Johnson, who recently returned to the emergency room at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York to work on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. Kuffner’s inspiring act was made possible as part of the J&J COVID-19 Medical Personnel Leave Policy, which allows employees to donate their time and expertise on the frontlines.

Watch here to learn more about Dr. Kuffner’s firsthand experience on the frontlines as he recounts it to NBC News.

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