COVID-19 Services


SetMD is ready to support your COVID-19 control plan to keep cast and crew safe, and give confidence to the unions, guilds, insurers and investors that you’re doing all you can. We aim to respond to the unique needs of your production and offer testing options, symptom screening, education, PPE procurement and more.

COVID-19 Control Plan Team

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Paul Heinzelmann, MD, MPH

Founder and Medical Director of SetMD, “Dr Paul” has been providing medical services to film and television productions since 2007. He is a Primary Care and Urgent Care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He holds a Master of Public Health degree in International Health from Harvard T.C. Chan School of Public Health, and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Royal College of Physicians, London. He has recently completed COVID-19 training certifications through OSHA (Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (COVID-19 Contact Tracing).

Christopher J Maldonado

Christopher J Maldonado, LA & NY Operations

Director Chris is an actor, writer, film producer, and Emmy nominated documentary TV producer. With over 16 years experience in various facets of film and television production, he understands the creative culture, as well as the needs and logistics challenges the entertainment industry faces in getting production up and running safely in the era of COVID-19.

Sabina Islam, MD

Doctor Islam is an Infectious Disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical school. She is available by schedule for video or phone consultation to help address production concerns related to COVID-19.

Schedule a Consult with Dr. Islam


Post Pandemic Production, Our New Normal?
Chuck Talks with Dr. Paul Heinzelmann (SetMD), Roger Dillingham (Set Medic/Stunt Performer/Actor), Jill Taylor (Set Medic/Director/Actress), and Chip Carriere (Managing Director of 8 Clinics/Actor) join the podcast to discuss the New Normal post-pandemic and how this industry may eventually return to work. 

Produzen Panel: Getting Back on Set – Stages & Locations: Filming in the COVID Era