Dr Adil H. Haider
Dean, Medical College, Pakistan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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