Gunisha Kaur, MD, MA, was selected last fall as an Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine (ELHM) Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine – one of 10 ELHM Scholars recognized nationwide in 2022. Dr. Kaur is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Director of the Human Rights Impact Lab, and Medical Director of the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Kaur is the embodiment of an ELHM Scholar – an accomplished anesthesiologist and medical researcher with a passion for human rights. She and her family came to the United States as immigrants in the 1980s, a journey that sparked her interest in the health of immigrant populations and created a deep connection to the field that resonates in all her work.

The ELHM program offers a unique opportunity for early- to mid-career leaders to collaborate with NAM members across a wide range of sectors and to...

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