Faces of the Frontline


Columbia’s healthcare heroes fighting the pandemic are celebrated on a student-created Instagram account.

At the end of March, as COVID-19 shook New York City, Vibhu Krishna, a medical student at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, created “Faces of the Frontline.” It’s an Instagram account and website that shares stories of COVID-19 healthcare workers, honoring their dedication to saving lives.

“Frontliners are our heroes, our mentors, and currently at the helm of a behemoth effort to protect our species,” said Krishna, who felt compelled to humanize those keeping us safe. “We are showing the world the various, diverse faces of the medical workers.” Learn more.

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