Hossam Elsharkawi, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Branch for International Surgical Care, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia

Dr. Hossam Elsharkawi is Regional Director at International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies – IFRC, Middle East & North Africa.

Previously, Dr Elsharkawi worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop guidance for medical teams responding to health emergencies in armed conflict and insecure environments. He was Vice President for international operations at the Canadian Red Cross and led response operations globally. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia and guest faculty at McGill and McMaster Universities where he teaches disaster response and healthcare in complex humanitarian crises. Twitter @elsharkawi