Cardiologist Travels to Ukraine to Provide Medical Care to Refugees

Living Well Podcast by Jefferson Health

Apr 8 2022 • 11 mins

It’s been over a month since Russian invaded Ukraine. For Dr. Alex Hajduczok, a first year cardiologist fellow at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, the war felt at first inconceivable and then it felt impossible to follow from the sidelines. In this episode, he tells us about traveling to Medyka, Poland, a town just on the Polish/Ukrainian border, to provide medical care to the thousands of Ukrainian refugees arriving there each day. The nine days he spent at the pop-up medical tent changed his life and will forever impact his life’s work as a cardiologist.

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The Health Nexus Podcast is powered by Jefferson Health. Jessica Lopez and Carly Williams are our co-hosts and producers. Our team includes Dan Bernstein and Barbara Henderson. Additional support for this episode provided by Patrick Monaghan.

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