Dr Junaid Razzak
Director, Center of Excellence for Trauma and Emergencies
Dr Razzak is the Director of the Center of Excellence for Trauma and Emergencies at the Aga Khan University and a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Population Health at Weill Cornell Medicine. Before his current role, Dr Razzak served as the founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at AKU, founding Director of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center on Emergency and Trauma Care, and founding Dean of the Faculty of Emergency Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. Dr Razzak also played a vital role in the development of prehospital care in the province of Sindh, serving as the first CEO of Pakistan’s only Advanced Life Support Ambulance service.
Dr Razzak’s is globally known for his work on emergency care systems in low- and middle-income countries. His current research focuses on the intersection of emergency care, technology, and public health in low-resource settings. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and is currently serving as a PI and CoI on several international grants.
He has received numerous awards for his contribution, including the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award by the Global Emergency Medicine Academy, the Award for Outstanding Contribution by the International Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Mentorship and Teaching Awards by emergency medicine residents at Johns Hopkins. Dr Razzak did his MBBS from Aga Khan University in Pakistan, completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Yale University, and Ph.D. in Public Health from Karolinska Institute.