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Haytham Kaafarani, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and a Trauma Surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He currently serves as the Medical Director of the MGH Center for Outcomes & Patient Safety in Surgery (COMPASS) and the TESSCC Director of Research. He is a leading surgeon-scientist recognized nationally and internationally with more than 200 published textbook chapters and scientific manuscripts focused on improving surgical outcomes, patient safety and quality benchmarking of surgical care. He is the creator of ESS, the Emergency Surgery Score, POTTER, the Artificial Intelligence emergency surgery risk calculator, as well as the intraoperative adverse events Severity Classification Scale. He currently serves as the Chair of the Scientific Studies Committee of the Surgical Infection Society and the Vice Chair of the International Fellowship Committee of the American College of Surgeons. He is also an active conflict-area surgeon with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) and has served on multiple missions in Central Africa.