Webinar: Autopsy Insights into the Pathogenesis of COVID-19

Drs. Buja and Vander Heide will discuss up-to-date information regarding the pathobiology of COVID-19 based on their personal experiences conducting autopsies on COVID-19 positive patients in Houston, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana, respectively. In addition, they will review information from autopsy series starting to emerge from other US cities as well as other countries. The speakers will present the actual evidence that COVID-19 is a systemic viral disease with multifaceted abnormalities of the lungs and the heart.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the gross and histopathologic lesions in the lungs, heart, and other organs of fatal cases of COVID-19
  2. Recognize the major cardiac pathology findings in COVID-19
  3. Recognize the importance of thrombosis in COVID-19

Featured Speakers

Dr. Buja is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the McGovern Medical School of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His scholarly focus is on pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. He is an advocate of the importance of the autopsy in medicine and has written several timely articles advocating for the autopsy.


Dr. Vander Heide is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. His scholarly focus is on pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. He is an advocate of the importance of the autopsy in medicine.


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