Dr. Goralnick serves as Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness at Brigham and Women’s Healthcare, and is responsible for system wide efforts to prepare, mitigate, respond, and recover from disasters. He has aided in the response to recent events including the Boston marathon bombings, multiple severe weather events including the 2015 record-breaking blizzard, an active shooter, and the West African Ebola viral disease outbreak.
Prior to his medical career, he served in the US Navy and completed overseas assignments throughout the Pacific, Middle East and Latin America as a Surface Warfare Officer. He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is a practicing Emergency Medicine physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a level 1 trauma and burn center in Boston, Mass. He also serves as Associate Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness for Partners Healthcare and is also an instructor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. He is a Senior Associate at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, which is focuses on the study and development of crisis leadership for federal, state and local officials across public, private and non-profit sectors.
Dr. Goralnick graduated from the US Naval Academy and then graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, serving as Chief Resident, and then graduated with a Master of Science in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.