From the start and through the most agitating moments of the pandemic, Thomas D. Lamarre, Jr., MD, Medical Director of Infectious Diseases at The Christ Hospital, was recognized as the de facto expert for the Tristate community. He and his team shared information across healthcare organizations and led the way to implementation when vaccines became available. A renowned infectious disease specialist, he provided accurate science in the face of misinformation, contributed to groundbreaking developments in COVID-19 research, and translated the ever-changing landscape of mandates—prior to and after vaccine delivery. He assisted regional school districts, local corporations, and community business owners—continually sharing information through steady requests from radio, television, and press professionals—and was honored to be hand picked by Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine, to attend his regional press conference as Tristate infectious disease expert.