Biography


Adam Kushner |  M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S 

Adam is a general surgeon who practices exclusively in developing countries; a Lecturer in Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University; an Associate in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Faculty in the Center for Refugee and Disaster Relief; Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences; and a founder of the Society of International Humanitarian Surgeons/Surgeons OverSeas (SOS) .

Dr. Kushner has worked as a general surgeon and educator in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Iraq, Kiribati, Liberia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan and Syria; conducted human rights assessments in Iraq for Physicians for Human Rights; taught trauma care and emergency management of landmine injuries to medical personnel working in landmine affected regions of Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Colombia; and worked as a health specialist with the International Rescue Committee during the Indonesia tsunami response. Since 2003 he has participated in US military training exercises where he functions as a subject matter expert for human rights and humanitarian assistance issues.  He is a director of the Society of International Humanitarian Surgeons/Surgeons OverSeas (SOS) and editor of the Johns Hopkins University Press series, Operation Health.

Dr. Kushner completed his general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio, 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.


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