Dr Adil H. Haider

​Dean, Medical College, Pakistan

Dr Adil H. Haider is an alumnus of AKU’s MBBS programme, and also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a practicing Trauma and Acute Care surgeon and completed his residency training in General Surgery at New York Medical College / Westchester Medical Center, and fellowship training in Surgical Critical Care, and Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.​

He received a National Institutes of Health (NIH), K23 Career Development Award, soon after being appointed as a faculty which enabled him to devote substantial time towards research. He has authored 300 peer-reviewed publications along with numerous book chapters and other publications. He is also recognized for introducing several novel methods for studying surgical outcomes and advancing the science of surgical health services research.

Dr. Haider has completed eight major funded projects on topics related to gender and racial bias in healthcare as well as the impact of socio-demographics on health outcomes. Currently, he oversees six major research projects / trials with total funding of more than USD 12 million.

Throughout his career, Dr Haider has held several major leadership positions including the Kessler Director of the Center for Surgery and Public Health-a joint initiative of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; Director, Surgical Mentoring programme for MPH Students, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Co-Director, and then Director, Center for Surgery Trials and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, amongst many others.

He is also the recipient of several awards, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2017), one of the most prestigious honors for civilians in the United States for ‘promoting racial harmony and tolerance’. His other key awards include Honorary Fellow, Peruvian College of Surgeons; Special Teaching and Mentorship Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Diversity Leadership Award, Johns Hopkins University; and the Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award, American College of Surgeons for clinical research.​