Dr. Imran Akbar is an anesthesiologist in private practice in Chicago. He has led several missions with Medglobal, including to Yemen, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, and the Gaza Strip. He is interested in surgery in low resource settings, the use of regional anesthesia in such settings, and the development of sustainable educational programs in emerging countries. He has worked extensively with refugee communities, particularly the Rohingya community, and serves on the Board of the Rohingya Culture Center. He is the former Surgical Mission Lead for MedGlobal. Dr. Akbar completed his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago and his graduate and postgraduate medical education at the University of Illinois.