Adam L. Kushner, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S. is a board certified 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 Refugees and Disaster Relief; and a founder of
the Society of International Humanitarian Surgeons/Surgeons OverSeas (SOS) .
Dr. Kushner has worked as a general surgeon and educator in Malawi, Sierra Leone, Sudan,
Ethiopia, India, Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti 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
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.