Frontline COVID-19
Critical Care Alliance

MATH+ Early Intervention

Treatment Protocol
Is Saving Lives

As a working group with over 200 years of combined experience in critical care and emergency medicine, we designed the MATH+ Hospital Treatment Protocol for COVID-19 and, to date, are having remarkable success using it to treat patients in hospitals that permit its use.  The treatment protocol is intended for patients who present in the emergency room or hospital with low oxygen levels and trouble breathing.  We are in the process of gathering patient data to scientifically demonstrate its efficacy.

The administration of intravenous corticosteroids and ascorbic acid, starting in the emergency room and continued every 6 hours while in the hospital, greatly reduces the mortality rate of this disease and the need for mechanical ventilation. Furthermore, because the inflammation caused by COVID-19 is causing high rates of blood clotting in multiple organs, MATH+ includes the use of blood thinners.

The information posted on this website is primarily to educate physicians on a protocol that we found to be highly effective in tamping down the hyper-inflammatory cytokine “storm” that is the cause of mortality and morbidity in COVID-19.  This treatment is not for use by anyone other than medical professionals in hospitals.  Please also note our Disclaimer.
Please note: the opinions expressed on this website are those of the individual physicians who are part of the FLCCC team, and do not necessarily represent the official positions of the hospitals, medical schools, or other organizations with which they are associated. 

Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance – Founders

G. Umberto Meduri, M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
  • Univ. of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, Tennessee
  • Memphis V.A. Medical Center

Paul E. Marik, M.D., FCCM, FCCP

  • Endowed Professor of Medicine
  • Chief, Div. of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, Virginia

Joseph Varon, M.D., FCCP, FCCM

  • Professor of Acute & Continuing Care
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Chief of Staff & Chief of Critical Care
  • United Memorial Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Scott Mitchell, MRCS

  • Associate Specialist
  • Emergency Department
  • Princess Elizabeth Hospital
  • States of Guernsey

Howard Kornfeld, M.D.

  • Board Certified: Emergency Med., Pain Med., Addiction Med.
  • President, Pharmacology Policy Institute
  • Clinical Faculty, Pain Fellowship Program,
    Univ. of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine
  • Founder & Medical Director, Recovery Without Walls
    Mill Valley, California

Pierre Kory, M.D., M.P.A.

  • Medical Dir., Trauma & Life Support Center
  • Critical Care Service Chief
  • Associate Professor of Medicine Univ. of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

Jose Iglesias, D.O.

  • Assoc. Prof., Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall
  • Dept. of Nephrology & Critical Care / Community Medical Center
  • Dept. of Nephrology, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • Neptune, New Jersey

Eivind H. Vinjevoll, M.D.

  • Senior Consultant Anesthesiologist
  • Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia
  • Volda, Norway

Keith Berkowitz, M.D., M.B.A.

  • Medical Director, Center for Balanced Health
  • Voluntary Attending Physician, Lenox Hill Hosp. New York,
  • New York

Fred Wagshul, M.D.

  • Pulmonologist & Med. Dir., Lung Center of America
  • Clinical Instructor, Wright State University School of Medicine,
  • Dayton, Ohio