Faculty Advisors

The Civilian-Military Collaborative has several inaugural faculty advisors. Their role is to advise students who may have an interest in public service or collaboration/mentorship on research within the civilian/military translational space.

Civilian-Military Collaborative Physician Leader: Eric Goralnick, MD, MS

Eric Goralnick, MD, MS serves as Medical Director, Emergency Preparedness at Brigham and Women’s Healthcare (BWHC), and is responsible for system wide efforts to prepare, mitigate, respond, and recover from disasters. He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an instructor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and is a practicing Emergency Medicine physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a level 1 trauma and burn center in Boston, Massachusetts. He also serves as Medical Director of Gillette Stadium, providing medical direction for all mass gathering events including New England Patriots’ football games and concerts.

Goralnick is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, Yale New Haven Hospital Emergency Medicine residency and holds a Master of Science in Health Care Management from the Harvard TH Chan School Of Public Health.

Dr. Goralnick


Arnold Alqueza, MD

Arnold is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy class of 1994. He served 5 years’ active duty as a submarine officer and obtained his Nuclear Engineer certification. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Florida in 2005. He graduated from the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in 2010. He is fellowship trained in Hand Surgery and Shoulder Surgery.  Fellowships were completed at Harvard in 2012. He is board certified in Orthopaedics with added subspecialty certification in hand surgery.

Arnold Alqueza

BWH Orthopaedic Surgery
Instructor Harvard Medical School
Office:  617-525-7925
Fax: 617-730-2818
Assistant: Kennedy, Lauren <lkennedy7@bwh.harvard.edu>


Gregory Banner MS, MMAS, CEM

Gregory T. Banner, MS, MMAS, CEM (Certified Emergency Manager),  is a Regional Emergency Coordinator,  Region I (New England),  US Department of Health and Human Services.  In that capacity he primarily coordinates federal medical support to the six New England states, but has deployed throughout the US for various emergencies and planned events.  He deployed for five weeks to Haiti following the earthquake in that country and most recently to the US Virgin Islands in 2017.   He graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1979 and then served 21 years in the US Army in Infantry and Special Forces assignments.   He commanded units for over 90 months ranging from team level (11 personnel) to a battalion of several hundred soldiers.   Assignments involved live operational missions and contingency planning throughout the world, including in Central America, Africa,  The Middle East, and Bosnia.   Following retirement from the Army he spent five years as the Emergency Planner at the Rhode Island Department of Health.  In that position he served as the lead planner for the State Health Department for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) program,  Medical Reserve Corps,  Biohazard Detection System and for all emergency medical/public health functions.  He assumed his current position with the federal government in April 2005.  Academically his focus has been on military history at West Point, through an MS in International Relations and a Master’s of Military Arts and Sciences (MMAS) from the US Army Command and General Staff College. His focus area has been on unconventional and 20th century warfare.     In addition to his official functions he provides volunteer medical support and teaches in a number of areas with the National Ski Patrol.

Gregory Banner

Regional Emergency Coordinator, Region I (New England)
US Dpt of Health and Human Services/ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (US DHHS/ASPR) 
Research interests would be in current emergency operations and planning although from a work/operational and not an academic perspective.



David R King, MD, FACS, LTC, US Army


Dr King received his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr King is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School as an attending trauma surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care.  Dr King is also currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army with 17 years of service attached to the Joint Special Operations Command with multiple combat deployments. Dr King has research interests in the areas of prehospital bleeding control, intracavitary hemorrhage control, non-invasive monitoring for trauma, trauma triage, and human athletic performance.  He has multiple federally funded biomedical research grants.  Dr King is one of the principle inventors of ResQFoam, in addition to several inventions and multiple patents on medical devices. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters reflecting these research interest.  He speaks regularly at regional, national, and international surgical conferences.  He is on the editorial board of multiple peer-reviewed journals and is a regular reviewer for all major trauma and surgical journals. When not working at the hospital or with the military, Dr King trains as an ultra endurance athlete.  He has completed over 50 marathons and 9 Ironman triathlons.  He races regularly around the world.

Dr. King


Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Program Director, Trauma Surgery and Critical Care Fellowship Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Admin: Kristin Prout KPROUT@PARTNERS.ORG



George S.M. Dyer, MD, FACS


George S.M. Dyer, MD, FACS is staff surgeon in the BWH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, and attended medical school at the Harvard Medical School following seven years’ active duty service in the United States Air Force. He completed his surgical training in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, followed by an additional year of fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at BWH, Children’s Hospital, and MGH. Joining the BWH staff in 2008, he has specialized in the management of complex injury to the upper extremity. He served for 4 years of work as Chief of Upper Extremity surgery at the Veteran’s Administration hospital in Boston, and now also serves as the program director for Harvard’s orthopaedic residency program.



George Dyer


Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Program Director, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency
Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgeon
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA
Residency Office 617-726-2942
Clinical Office 617-732-6607
Admin Assistant: Teshina Sumner


Adil Haider, MD, MPH

Adil Haider, MD, MPH, FACS is an active trauma and acute care surgeon, prolific researcher, and the Kessler Director for the Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH), a joint initiative of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also the Deputy Editor of JAMA Surgery and holds numerous leadership positions, including President of the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS). Dr. Haider is credited with uncovering racial disparities after traumatic injury and establishing the field of trauma disparities research. He is regarded as one of the foremost experts on healthcare inequities in the United States, with projects focused on describing and mitigating unequal outcomes based on gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age and socioeconomic status. His other research focuses on long-term clinical and functional outcomes after trauma and emergency general surgery, optimal treatment of trauma/critically ill patients in resource-poor settings, and advanced analytic techniques for surgical health services research. He has formally mentored more than 100 research trainees, published more than 250 peer reviewed papers and currently serves as Principal Investigator (PI) on extramural grants worth more than ten million dollars. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Dr. Haider believes that equality is the cornerstone of medicine, and his professional goal is to eradicate disparities in healthcare in the United States.


Kessler Director, Center for Surgery and Public Health
Admin Assistant: Caroline Demko cdemko1@bwh.harvard.edu

Dr. Ian Valerio, MD, MS, MBA, FACS

CAPT Valerio is board certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is a nationally and internationally recognized surgeon-scientist, physician executive, and subject matter expert within reconstructive, restorative, and regenerative surgery. He has authored more than 150 peer reviewed professional publications, has given over 300 national and international societal presentations including keynote addresses, and has received numerous national academic and educational awards. In 2019, CAPT Valerio was selected as the Military Health Systems Research Symposium (MHSRS) Individual/Academia Award Recipient for Excellence in Research Accomplishment. Dr. Valerio holds hospital privileges at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and holds academic appointments at Harvard Medical School, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. CAPT Valerio grew up in Northeastern Ohio and attended Case Western Reserve University (BS, BA, MS 1998) and Cleveland State University College of Business Administration (MBA 2000). He was commissioned as an Ensign in the Naval Reserves in 2000 and attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine (MD, 2004) as a Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) recipient. He then completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2004-2010) prior to pursuing additional international fellowships in craniofacial and microsurgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH), Linkou, Taiwan. Dr. Valerio entered into Active Duty service as an attending surgeon at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC), Bethesda, MD in June 2010. His military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Navy and Marine Corps Commendations, two Navy Unit Commendations, the National Defense Service, an Afghanistan Campaign, the Global War on Terrorism, a NATO, Navy and Marines Overseas, and Expert designation for both the Rifle and Pistol Marksmanship Medals, respectively.

Dr. Ian Valerio

CAPT, MC, USNR - Senior Medical Executive (SME), OHSU PTS HQ 

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of General Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)