Our guest for this episode is a trauma surgeon from Syria who led the surgical training and clinical relief initiatives during the Syrian civil war that started in 2011. He holds both a Master’s Degree in General Surgery and a Doctorate of Medicine from Aleppo University, where he is also a current surgeon and former faculty member. Since the start of the war, he has dedicated his life to providing trauma care to all in need, including training junior physicians to do the same. In addition, he was the Director of Research for the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations which was a focal point for most NGOs operating inside Syria. In this role, he led a nationwide survey of hospitals to identify their capacity to provide trauma care. This study was published in JAMA Surgery this June. Further, he took part in the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) through the Scholars at Risk program and is currently working on building health information systems in Northwest Syria. We are very thankful to have Dr Hariri (Dr Silky as some call him…) on the show!