About Haytham Kaafarani, MD, MPH

Haytham Kaafarani, MD, MPH, FACS is a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, the Medical Director of Hospital Quality and Safety and the Trauma Medical Director at MGH. He is a leading surgeon-scientist with more than 450 published peer-reviewed manuscripts and textbook chapters. His large and diverse research team uses health services research methodologies and artificial intelligence technology to advance the science of risk prediction as well as quality and safety in surgery. He is the recipient of numerous academic awards including a nomination to the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Wears Patient Safety Leadership Award, a leader in national societies and an invited national and international speaker. His clinical expertise is focused on caring for 4 types of patients: trauma, emergency and elective general surgery, critically ill and complex wound patients.

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Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2760

Medical Education

  • MD, American University - Beirut, Faculty of Medicine
  • Residency, Tufts Medical Center
  • Residency, University of South Florida
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, V.A. Medical Ctr.-W Roxbury

American Board Certifications

  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery

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