COVID-19 Experts


If you are interested in speaking with a medical expert or hospital administrator from Keck Medical Center of USC or USC Verdugo Hills Hospital about COVID-19, please contact a member of our media relations team.  

Infection Prevention and Epidemiology 

  • Neha Nanda, MD, medical director of infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship, Keck Medicine of USC 

  • Edward Jones-Lopez, MD, MS, infectious disease specialist, Keck Medicine of USC

  • Mary Virgallito, RN, MSN, associate administrator of quality and patient safety, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital  

Hospital Surge Planning 

Hospital staff reassignment 

  • Brooke Baldwin, DNP, RN, NE-BC, associate chief nursing officer, Keck Hospital of USC  

Health care worker support 


Emergency Medicine 




Stress and Well-Being 

Surgical Resident ICU Training 

  • Kenji Inaba, MD, director of general surgery program, Keck Medicine of USC  

  • Meghan Lewis, MD, surgical critical care physician, Keck Medicine of USC  

Palliative Care 

  • Sunita Puri, MD, medical director for palliative care, Keck Medical Center of USC