Dr. Tarek razek – Co-director and Trauma Surgeon

Dr. Tarek Razek is the trauma program director and the chief of the division of trauma surgery at the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) since 2004. He completed his postgraduate training in trauma surgery and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania. His interest in global surgical issues began early in his career with participation in the medical educational programs of the Canadian Network for International Surgery (CNIS) in Tanzania and Ethiopia.  He has continued to participate in and develop medical educational programs over the past ten years, especially the Trauma Team Training program.

He has been the Chair of the Board of the CNIS, which oversees hundreds of surgical, obstetric, and injury prevention programs predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, He has been active in the area of disaster response in the regional, national and international arenas acting as chair of the disaster committee for the Trauma Association of Canada and participating as part of the Canadian federal Disaster response teams deployed to support surgical services at the Vancouver Olympics of 2010. He consulted for the preparations of the Euro 2012 in the Ukraine.