• Understand the impact of COVID-19 on respiratory and systemic physiology
  • Discuss COVID-19 epidemiology and mechanisms of transmission
  • Discuss COVID-19 severity and stages of the disease
  • Discuss epidemiology and mechanisms of transmission
  • Explore the effects of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections on the respiratory system
  • Discuss the role of RMT before, during and after respiratory infections


Sigfredo Aldarondo, MD

MD, CMO, Pulmonologist, Professor, Ret Lt Col

Dr. Sigfredo Aldarondo graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and has been practicing in Pulmonology for the last 34 years. He is a retired Lt. Col and is recognized as one of the top physicians in his field and is an associate professor at the University of Central FL’s School of Medicine. He currently practices out of Winter Park FL and is also the Medical Director of Respiratory Care for Advent Health. Dr. Aldarondo also serves as PN Medical’s Chief Medical Officer.

Nina Bausek, PhD Chief Scientist

Geneticist, Researcher Dr.

Nina Bausek, MSc, Ph.D., is a graduate of the University of Vienna. She developed her scientific and leadership skills by doing research and the University of Sheffield in the UK. She excels as a biologist and geneticist and has been granted funding from Cancer Research in the UK. Her findings have been published in International Journals. She worked in the areas of fertility, immunology, and oncology as a researcher. She serves as the Chief Scientist for PN Medical.

Rich Severin PT, DPT


Rich Severin is a board-certified cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialist. Dr. Severin graduated from the University of Miami with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013, followed by a cardiopulmonary residency at the William S. Middleton VA Medical Center/University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an orthopedic residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in rehabilitation science at UIC, with a focus on cardiorespiratory physiology and obesity. His dissertation project is investigating the role of respiratory muscle performance in obese patients undergoing weight loss surgery and is supported by the CVP Section Research Grant, The Foundation for Physical Therapy PODS II Scholarship, and the Illinois Physical Foundation Research Grant. Dr. Severin serves as a visiting clinical instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago and clinical assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Baylor University.

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