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    • Internal Medicine
    Internal Medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School 
    Internal Medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School 
    • Internal Medicine Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

    Abraar Karan MD MPH is an internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a member of the Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity. He is also a columnist at the British Medical Journal. He graduated from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, where he served as the Student Body President, and completed an MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His primary interests are in global health systems, medical ethics, and international health politics. He has worked in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia, with many vulnerable populations including sex workers, the disabled elderly, TB/AIDS co-infected patients, and those suffering from Neglected Tropical Diseases. His work has been published widely, including in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Lancet Global Health, The BMJ, Health Affairs, Academic Medicine, PLoS Translational Global Health, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Annals of Family Medicine, and Journal of Global Health. He has also written extensively for the laypress, including in LA Times, NPR, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, STAT News, and Scientific American. His  book, “Protecting the Health of the Poor,” was released in December 2015. Abraar graduated with distinction in Political Science from Yale University in 2011 as a Journalism Scholar and Parker Huang Fellow. He was named a 2018 40 under 40 healthcare innovator by Medtech Boston, and a 2018 STAT Wunderkind.