Adil Haider, MD, MPH, was installed as the 51st president of the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) the Academic Surgical Congress in Jacksonville, FL.
About the Association for Academic Surgery
The Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) was founded in 1967 and is the world’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to the promotion of surgical research. It has about 3,000 active and senior members from the United States and other countries. The AAS is dedicated to the advancement of academic surgery and surgeons everywhere. The mission of the organization is to promote surgical research investigations through the communication of ideas between surgical residents, surgical fellows, junior surgical faculty and full professors and by awarding surgical research grants.
Adil Haider, MD, MPH
Kessler Director, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Surgeon, Division of Trauma, Burn, Surgical & Critical Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Adil Haider, MD, MPH, is an active trauma and critical care surgeon, prolific researcher, and the Kessler Director for the Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH), a joint initiative of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also the deputy editor of JAMA Surgery and president of the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS).
Dr. Haider is credited with uncovering racial disparities after traumatic injury and establishing the field of trauma disparities research. He is regarded as one of the foremost experts on healthcare inequities in the United States, with projects focused on describing and mitigating unequal outcomes based on sex, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age and socioeconomic status. His other research focuses on long-term clinical and functional outcomes after trauma and emergency general surgery, optimal treatment of trauma/critically ill patients in resource-poor settings, and advanced analytic techniques for surgical health services research.
Dr. Haider has formally mentored more than 120 research trainees, published more than 230 peer-reviewed papers and serves as principal investigator on extramural grants worth more than $8M. He believes that equality is the cornerstone of medicine, and his professional goal is to eradicate disparities in healthcare in the United States.