Nikolai (Kolya) Kirienko

Project Director Crohnology.MD

Kolya is a prototypical example of an engaged Patient 2.0. Following a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease in his teen years, he’s gone through a series of hospital stay and medicalizations that you probably won’t believe—with “care” ranging from the good to the barbaric. But inspired by a data-filled journal he kept through his experiences, Kolya has turned his undergraduate thesis into a major Project HealthDesign initiative. His intention is to make sure that no future Crohn’s patient will have to suffer the way he did because of an information gap.