Haytham Kaafarani


Haytham Kaafarani, MD, MPH

Dr. Haytham Kaafarani is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and a Trauma Surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He currently serves as the TESSCC Director of Patient Safety & Quality, the TESSCC Director of Clinical Research and the Director of International Research Fellowship. He is a leading academician and a pioneer surgeon-scientist recognized nationally and internationally with more than 200 published textbook chapters and scientific manuscripts focused on improving surgical outcomes, patient safety and quality benchmarking of surgical care. He is the creator of ESS, the Emergency Surgery Score, POTTER, the Artificial Intelligence emergency surgery risk calculator, as well as the Kaafarani Severity Classification Scale for intraoperative adverse events (iAEs). He currently serves as the Chair of the Scientific Studies Committee of the Surgical Infection Society and the Vice Chair of the International Fellowship Committee of the American College of Surgeons. He is also an active conflict-area surgeon with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) and has served on multiple missions in war-torn areas of Central Africa.

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