Eric Goralnick

Director of Mass Gathering Medicine at BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine
Medical Director, Emergency Preparedness at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)

Eric Goralnick, MD, MS, is Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), a 792 quaternary care academic teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School located in Boston, Massachusetts. He also serves as Associate Clinical Director of the BWH Emergency Department and provides medical direction for all concerts and New England Patriots’ football games at Gillette Stadium.
Goralnick is also a Senior Associate at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI), a joint venture of the Harvard School of Public Health’s Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership focused on the study and development of crisis leadership for federal, state and local officials across public, private and non profit sectors.
Goralnick graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1995 and served as a Surface Warfare Officer. After shadowing Navy Physicians and Corpsmen overseas, he attended the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and then completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, serving as Chief Resident during his final year. He later completed a Master Of Science in Health Care Management at the Harvard School Of Public Health. Goralnick has lectured nationally and internationally on Emergency Preparedness. Goralnick was among those who responded in the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings and with NPLI, has facilitated several debriefs and interviews of key personnel involved in the response.