Junaid Nabi

Harvard Medical School,
: Fellow in Bioethics

Get to know Junaid

Junaid is a surgeon from Kashmir, giving him a unique perspective on living between nations, and providing a voice to their concerns. He is currently a public health researcher at Harvard University, where his work focuses on disparities in surgical care, international health policy, bioethics, and innovations in health care. During his medical school internship, he volunteered with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and International Committee of the Red Cross in Dhaka at the infamous Savar building collapse providing emergency and essential surgical care; this experience exposed him to the global unmet need for affordable surgical and anesthetic care in low- and middle-income countries. A year after, he launched a non-profit organization that conducts social innovation research and provides medical assistance with logistic support at natural or industrial disasters. At 26, he was selected as one of the youngest public intellectuals in Kashmir. After the 2014 Kashmir floods, he was invited to give a speech on public policy options that could mitigate the flood’s impact on infrastructure and water-borne diseases. In 2017, he was selected as a Harvard Graduate School Leadership Fellow.