Adam L. Kushner, MD, MPH, FACS
Department of International Health
A general surgeon and Associate in the Department of International Health. He is also a Lecturer in Surgery at Columbia University and Founder of Surgeons OverSeas (SOS). He has worked as a surgeon and educator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Liberia, Kiribati, Malawi, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Syria; as a human rights researcher in Azerbaijan, Kosovo and Iraq; and as a health specialist in Indonesia after the 2005 tsunami. Dr. Kushner also has taught trauma care and emergency management of landmine injuries in Colombia, Ecuador, and Nicaragua. He is a leader in the development of global surgery as a specialty and since 2003 has participated in US military training exercises as a human rights, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief subject matter expert. He has over 140 peer-reviewed publications and is series editor of the Operation Health books published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Dr. Kushner has an M.D. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins, and a B.A. from Cornell University. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio.
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