Dr Craig Jurisevic
Cardiothoracic and Trauma Surgeon, Adelaide, South Australia
Craig Jurisevic is a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He has had an extensive career in conflict zone general, vascular and cardiothoracic surgery both as an individual in Israel, Palestine, Albania and Kosovo, and with the Australian Army in East Timor and Afghanistan. More recently he worked as a volunteer trauma surgeon at front line units in the Russo-Ukraine war between August and October, 2022, and more recently between February and May 2023.
Lessons from the War in Ukraine
The war in Ukraine has had a devastating effect on the people of Ukraine, it’s infrastructure and, in particular, it’s health system. The scale of the humanitarian crisis is staggering and the number and severity of the combat casualties is unlike anything seen since the Second World War. The Ukranian civilian and military medical system has risen to the challenge but the strain is immense. With five months experience, Craig Jurisevic will detail his experiences from front line tactical medic training, damage control surgery in Role 2E military surgical units, and definitive surgical treatment in a regional Role 3 unit.