Eric Goralnick, MD, MS

Eric Goralnick, MD, MS, serves as Medical Director of the Emergency Preparedness and Access Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). In this role, he is responsible for system wide efforts to prepare, mitigate, respond, and recover from disasters in addition to coordination of all outside hospital transfers to the Brigham Health system. He is also clinical director of the BWH Emergency Department and medical director for Gillette Stadium. During the COVID19 Pandemic, in addition to his clinical duties in the Emergency Department, he served as Co-Lead of The Mass General Brigham System Wide Capacity Task Force and Medical Director for Mass Vaccination Sites including Gillette Stadium, the Reggie Lewis Center, and the Hynes Convention Center. He is also the Principal Investigator for the Ariadne Labs Global Mass Vaccination Site Collaborative, a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

He is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the faculty lead for the Harvard Medical School Civilian Military Collaborative, the Brigham and Women’s Center For Surgery and Public Health emergency medicine initiatives, and an Ariadne Labs Associate Faculty Member. Goralnick graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served as a Surface Warfare Officer. Goralnick, who has lectured nationally and internationally on emergency preparedness, was among those who responded in the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. He has also facilitated multiple debriefs and interviews of key personnel involved in the response.

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