Tread Strong: Support BIDMC’s 2018 Boston Marathon Team

MARCH 12, 2018

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Team BIDMC runner Katherine Nyholm (center) with Neel Shah, MD (left) and physical therapist Marysa Warnhoff

Katherine Nyholm is no stranger to meeting a challenge head-on. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis—a painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus—Katherine has gone the distance to find the right health care team.

This is what brought her to BIDMC, and specifically, to Neel Shah, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology. Like many young women with endometriosis, she struggled at times to find solutions for the pain. But from her very first day at BIDMC, Katherine felt the benefits of her team’s unique, multi-disciplinary approach to health care. She’s also worked with pain specialists and physical therapist Marysa Warnhoff to ensure the best possible outcome for her day-to-day life.

“My clinicians at BIDMC have always put their patients' needs first,” Katherine said. “They have gone above and beyond supporting me and helping me to cope after a traumatic experience.”

With her BIDMC team's support, she overcame challenges from a previous surgery to run a Boston Qualifier time in her first marathon. Now, she’s running the Boston Marathon so others can benefit from the same compassionate care she's received at BIDMC.

A Concord, Mass. native, Katherine has dreamed of running the Boston Marathon since her first year of track during freshman year of high school. “I’m so honored to be a part of Team BIDMC so that I can give back to the hospital and clinicians who have helped put me back together physically and emotionally,” she said. “Mostly, I hope all women will someday have access to the compassionate, comprehensive care I have received since coming to BIDMC.”

Katherine is using her Marathon journey to help other women can benefit from the same specialty care she has received at BIDMC. Read more about Katherine’s journey and support Team BIDMC.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a leading academic medical center, where extraordinary care is supported by high-quality education and research. BIDMC is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,700 physicians and 39,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.