Reza Askari, MD, Appointed Surgery Clerkship Director

Reza Askari, MD, has been appointed BWH Surgery Clerkship director. In this important role, he will oversee the Core Surgery rotation during the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Primary Clinical Experience.

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Reza Askari, MD

Reza Askari, MD
Associate Surgeon, Division of Trauma, Burn, Surgical & Critical Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Surgical Critical Care Director, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Reza Askari, MD, is an associate surgeon in the Division of Trauma, Burn, Surgical & Critical Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and instructor in surgery at Harvard Medical School.

He received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed a General Surgery Residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Askari completed a Trauma and Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Dr. Askari has been serving as assistant Surgery Clerkship director since 2014. He has been widely recognized for educational efforts and received numerous teaching awards from both Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Department of Surgery at BWH, including recipient for excellence in tutorial facilitation from HMS for academic years 2011-2015; the 2012-2013 faculty teaching award for medical student teaching by the BWH Department of Surgery for the surgery clerkship; and was the repeat recipient of the Richard E. Wilson Award from the DOS in 2013 and 2016.

He is an active member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and holds multiple committee roles for the Surgical Infection Society. Dr. Askari is active in clinical research in the areas of critical care, trauma and acute care surgery, with a primary focus on surgical infections particularly in patients with immunosuppression.

His clinical interests include trauma, critical care, surgical nutrition and antibiotic stewardship in surgery.