Elizabeth “Liz” Mishler has worked as Administrative Assistant to the Enterprise Chair of Surgery, Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS, since December 2017. During the COVID-19 outbreak, she took on an additional role: “Chief Zoom Officer” for the Department of Surgery.
“When COVID happened and everyone had to scramble, I quickly taught myself how to use Zoom,” Mishler says. “We’ve been using it for anything that used to be a meeting or a phone call. It has been fun teaching others, and I’m really proud of how much everyone learned.” To date, she has helped migrate fellowship interviews, Mortality and Morbidity Committee meetings, mini Grand Round presentations and numerous other gatherings to the digital communications platform.
Under “normal” circumstances, Mishler spends most of her time managing calendars, handling the Department’s appointments and promotions, and supporting Dr. Yeo in preparing a variety of written communications. Her focus is more academic than clinical, though she occasionally covers the phones when the Department’s clinical coordinators are busy with other tasks. Mishler, who joined Jefferson in 2015 as one of the hospital’s first telehealth coordinators, also supports clinicians with telehealth visits (those are not conducted via Zoom).
Outside work, Mishler enjoys spending time with her fiancé and two rescue pups, Charlie and Gus. She laughingly notes that Charlie is a female and was adopted before she came to work for Dr. Yeo aka “Charlie” to friends and family! She also enjoys hiking, dining out and shopping and looks forward to being able to resume those activities soon. And she loves spending time at the New Jersey shore – especially Long Beach Island, where she lived for most of her childhood before moving to Media, PA.
Jefferson Surgical Solutions: Vol. 15:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/jss/vol15/iss1/6