Have you ever wondered what it would be like to practice surgery during a mass-casualty event such as the Boston Marathon bombings? Or what about in a combat area? Join us as we talk about Kurdish controlled Iraq, medical education, disaster management, and even workforce management in some of the most well-known organizations in the world including the White House, US Army, United Nations, and local governments.

Dr Rishi Rattan: Critical Care Surgeon, Clinical Instructor for the White House Medical Unit, Instructor for the US Army Forward Surgical Teams, and Medical Advisor in Kurdish-controlled Iraq







For this episode, we are joined by Dr Rishi Rattan, a trauma and critical care surgeon at Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, one of the busiest trauma centers in the US. He currently sits on the Board of Medical Advisors for the largest surgical NGO providing clinical and medical education in Kurdish-controlled region of Iraq. His previous international humanitarian and development experience includes clinical, advocacy, and political work with NGOs in Haiti and India and as an independent advisor to the Government of Haiti, US Department of State, and the United Nations. He recently completed his tenure as a board member for an NGO focused on developing medical education systems in resource-poor settings. 


Dr. Rattan lectures and teaches about global health and humanitarian response at universities, medical schools, and law schools. His work and research have been published in lay and academic press, translated into several languages, and presented internationally.


He also provides training for various agencies, including: US Army, US Air Force, Special Operations Surgical Team, Joint Medical Augmentation Unit, White House Medical Unit, and others for austere, mass casualty, and combat settings. As a subject matter expert for FEMA he helps train the medical special operations community on field surgery. He is also a Medical Team Manager for a federal Urban Search & Rescue team and a Medical Officer for the National Disaster Medical System’s Trauma Critical Care Team. You won’t want to miss this one!