Daniel Heiferman Band Aid Mask

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Nov 16, 2020

Queen of Twitter Re-Tweets Semmes Murphey Fellow for His Genius Mask Hack

Over the weekend, one of our Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellows, Daniel Heiferman, MD, went viral on Twitter for a selfie of him wearing a surgical mask secured to his nose with a Band-Aid.

He told his followers about the tip he learned from the Operating Room: "If you’re having a hard time with glasses fogging or keeping your mask up over your nose, a simple bandaid does wonders. Learned it in the OR. Feel free to share, it may save lives!"

The tweet was already going viral for its simple yet genius life-hack when it was re-tweeted by the Queen of Twitter herself, Chrissy Teigen! And we have to agree with her, we are glad he is a doctor and are thankful for his innovation to keep him safe in the Operating Room.

Whether you're bothered by your mask sliding up or by fogged glasses, this handy hack can help make mask wearing more comfortable.

His tweet has now been retweeted nearly 70,000 times with 164,000 likes.

We are also happy to see Daniel answering questions including this one to describe what the image is for those with screen readers!

Daniel says that he started tweeting back in October so that he could join the conversation and bring awareness to Endovascular health. The Endovascular team at Semmes Murphey treats strokes, aneurysms, and conditions of the brain. Daniel currently trains under Semmes Murphey physicians, Dr. Adam Arthur, Dr. Violiza Inoa, Dr. Daniel Hoit, Dr. Lucas Elijovich, Dr. Chris Nickele, Dr. David Morris, and Dr. Nitin Goyal.

Dr. Heiferman says all the attention to his tweet is "very surprising and unexpected" but he's "so happy that this tweet is encouraging people to properly wear a mask."

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