Gunisha Kaur, MD, MA

Dr. Gunisha Kaur is an anesthesiologist specializing in global health and human rights. She serves as Director of the Global Health Initiative and Program Director of the Global Health Fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is also Co-Medical Director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Human Rights.

A graduate of Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Kaur completed her anesthesiology residency training at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2014. She earned an MA in medical anthropology from Harvard University in 2015.

Dr. Kaur’s research interests focus on displaced populations such as migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. She has conducted several studies on chronic pain in refugee torture survivors, violence against women and girls in refugee camps, and persistent trauma after human rights violations. In 2008, she published the book, Lost in History: 1984 Reconstructed, which documents human rights violations in South Asia, and in 2018 published an interactive, digital textbook, Essentials of Global Health and Human Rights for Physicians. Her research has been supported by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs at Cornell University, the Office of the President at Cornell University, and through an NIH KL2 award from the Weill Cornell Medicine Clinical and Translational Science Center.

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