Hasan B. Alam

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Hasan B. Alam
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Hasan Badre Alam
Other namesNorman W. Thompson
Alma materAga Khan University
OccupationProfessor of Surgery
ChildrenMayah, Aliya

Hasan Badre Alam served as the Norman W. Thompson Professor of Surgery, and the Section Head of General Surgery at Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan from 2012 to 2020.[1] In 2020, he was appointed as the Loyal and Edith Davis Professor of Surgery and the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM)/Northwestern University, and Surgeon-in-Chief at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) in Chicago.[2]

Prior to moving to the University of Michigan, Alam was the Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and served as the Founding Medical Director of Multi-Specialty Intensive Care Unit, and the Director of Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, Massachusetts. He was also the State Chair for the American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma.

Education and Training

Dr. Alam is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. After completing his medical education at the Aga Khan University, Pakistan, he moved to the United States for surgical training. He completed a surgical residency at the Washington Hospital Center, after which he received post-doctoral research training at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD.

Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Alam’s clinical focuses are in the areas of emergency general surgery, trauma and surgical critical care. His research focuses on traumatic brain injury, hemorrhagic shock, cell preservation strategies, response modulation to injuries, hemorrhage control and development of novel treatments for sepsis. His research is funded by various national funding agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the United States Department of Defense (D.o.D). Alam has published extensively in prestigious academic journals,[3] and he has delivered numerous lectures on topics ranging from combat casualty care to achieving academic success in surgery.[4] He was also featured on ABC television series Boston Med.[5] He has received numerous recognitions for his academic accomplishments including an Honorary Master’s Degree (Artium Magistrum) from the Harvard University, and the American Heart Association Lifetime Achievement Award for Trauma Resuscitation Science.[6]

The Alam Laboratory

Dr. Alam has led a prolific trauma research laboratory that started at the Uniformed Services University and then moved to the Massachusetts General Hospital, before relocating to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.[7] Currently, the laboratory is housed in the North Campus Research Complex, a facility that earlier served as the headquarters for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.[8] In late 2020, he is planning to relocate the laboratory to the Fienberg School of Medicine Campus in Downtown, Chicago. Dr. Alam has mentored numerous researchers who are currently serving in various leadership positions all around the world. The Alam laboratory continues to produce high-quality research looking at novel treatments for injuries in both civilian and uniformed populations.

Personal Life

Dr. Alam is married to Tracy and they have two daughters, Mayah and Aliya.

In the media

External links


  1. "Hasan B. Alam, MD". Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care.
  2. "Distinguished Surgeon Named Chair of Surgery". news.feinberg.northwestern.edu.
  3. "Google Scholar - Hasan Alam". scholar.google.com.
  4. "New Trends in Resuscitation; Hasan B Alam, MD".
  5. "Boston Med Episode 6 (MGH - Trauma)".
  6. "The Latest in Resuscitation Science Research". Journal of the American Heart Association. pp. e008589. doi:10.1161/JAHA.118.008589.
  7. "Alam Lab; Surgery Research - Michigan Medicine". Surgery Research. 21 December 2018.
  8. "History | North Campus Research Complex". ncrc.umich.edu.

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