Kathleen Gallagher, MD is currently a fifth-year General Surgery resident at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN. Prior to attending medical school, she served for seven years as an Army combat medic and deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. In that role, she worked closely with, and provided medical care to, the local populations of both countries. Close interface with those most directly affected by, and often most powerless against, the war sparked a life-long interest in humanitarian work in conflict zones. She has travelled to Ukraine three times with MedGlobal to provide triage and mass casualty training to surgeons and emergency medicine physicians and nurses in the Lviv area.