March 22, 2022
Originally from Ukraine, Nelya Melnitchouk, MD, MSc, a colorectal surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Public Health, has partnered with emergency medicine physician Eric Goralnick, MD, MS, to film an instructional video on the use of tourniquets in Ukrainian. Dr. Melnitchouk has worked with Ukrainian colleagues for the past decade to improve colorectal surgical care in Ukraine, and through her NGO Global Medical Knowledge Alliance, she and her team have translated physician and patient resources for a variety of health conditions into Ukrainian. Medical Director of the Emergency Preparedness and Access Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Goralnick has been a strong advocate for improving and expanding hemorrhage control training, including the safe use of tourniquets, in both combat and civilian settings. He has led research on the effectiveness of the American College of Surgeons’ Stop the Bleed Program and is helping to expand its impact.