Hannah Wild, MD

Dr. Hannah Wild



Undergraduate School:

Harvard University

Medical School:

Stanford University

Resident Bio:

I am a general surgery resident with clinical interests in trauma and critical care. My research focuses on humanitarian response and the protection of noncombatants in conflict zones. After graduating from Harvard with an undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature, I received a fellowship to conduct 18 months of ethnographic fieldwork with nomadic pastoralists on the Ethiopia-South Sudan border. As a medical student at Stanford, I developed methodology for including nomadic groups in population data, and contributed analysis on regional drivers of conflict that has been cited by policymakers including the UN. I am interested in the intersection of health, sociocultural factors, and armed conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Personal Interests:

Running/hiking, nature, literature, austere environments

Clinical Interests:

Trauma, critical care; humanitarian response in conflict

Professional Activities:

American College of Surgeons
International Society of Surgery
American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene


  1. Wild H, Stewart BT, Leboa C, Stave CD, Wren S. Epidemiology of injuries sustained by civilians and local combatants in contemporary armed conflict: An appeal for a shared trauma registry among humanitarian actors. World J Surg (2020). DOI: 10.1007/s00268-020-05428-y
  2. Wren SM, Wild H, Gurney J, et al. (2019). Confronting 21st Century Warfare: A New Framework for the Humanitarian Surgical Response to Armed Conflict. JAMA Surgery. (PMID: 31722004).
  3. Wild H, Glowacki LA, Maples SD, Mejia-Guevara I, Hiruy A, Krystosik AR, Bonds MH, LaBeaud AD, Barry M. (2019). Making pastoralists count: Geospatial methods for the health surveillance of nomadic populations. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-1009 (PMID: 31436151)
  4. Wild H, Fallavier P, Patel R. (2019). “Lost Generation” in South Sudan: A broader approach towards peace urgently needed. Disaster Med Public Health, 1-9 (PMID: 30837030).
  5. Wild, H., Jok, J. M., & Patel, R. (2018). The militarization of cattle raiding in South Sudan: how a traditional practice became a tool for political violence. Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3(1), 2. (- Cited by 2019 UN Report of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan (A/HRC/40/CRP.1)

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