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Podcast: Cardiologist Travels to Ukraine to Provide Medical Care to Refugees

In this episode, meet Dr. Alex Hajduczok, a first year cardiologist fellow, who spent nine days at the Polish/Ukrainian border, providing care to refugees and reconnecting with his Ukrainian roots.

It’s been over a month since Russia invaded Ukraine. For Dr. Alex Hajduczok, a first-year cardiologist fellow at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the war, at first, felt, inconceivable, and then 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, and his deep appreciation for his Ukrainian heritage

To read more about Dr. Hajduczok’s trip, plus see photos and videos, click here.

You may also like The Nexus Podcast on the breakdown of the Ukrainian crisis by Thomas Jefferson University adjunct professor Aleksandr Kvasov. Russian born, Kvasov shares what’s driving Vladimir Putin, the support he has among his people and the impact Ukrainian refugees will have on the Philadelphia region.

Dr. Alex Hajduczok at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, holding up his signed Ukrainian flag
Dr. Hajduczok standing with a gifted Ukrainian flag at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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