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Dr. Harvey Hawes

Dr. Harvey Hawes is a trauma surgeon, innovator and humanitarian dedicated to improving the health of people around the world. He mentors surgical residents and fellows globally and develops disruptive medical technologies and novel health care delivery systems in partnership with governments, universities and hospitals.

With deep experience in remote, resource-constrained environments throughout the world, Harvey has developed unique insights into complex, yet soluble challenges. Based in Vancouver, he serves as Director of Operations for Alberta-based nonprofit, Innovative Canadians for Change (ICChange), focused on addressing technological barriers in resource-limited clinical settings at a systems level. Their approach often mixes academic, NGO, public policy and local entrepreneural strategies, allowing for comprehensive and sustainable outcomes.

As co-founder of Metric Technologies, he uses a multidisciplinary approach to address the global surgical burden of disease through expert-sourced innovation, creation of local sustainable business models and development of new, context-appropriate devices and manufacturing technologies.

He received a Doctor of Medicine, MSc in Respiratory Physiology and a BSc in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Calgary. His specialist General Surgery training and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship at the University of Alberta was followed by a Trauma Surgery fellowship at Memorial Hermann Hospital at the University of Texas at Houston. Harvey is a Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of Canada and an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Houston.