Dr. Lars Hagander is a consultant surgeon in pediatric surgery and urology. He has a PhD in international child health at Lund University, Sweden, and is director of global pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine.

He has an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health and was a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellow in the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Hagander is currently a member of the WHO GIEESC, and is co-chair of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery.