Shayan Rakhit is currently an MD candidate at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN. He received his A.B. in Molecular Biology with a Certificate in Global Health and Health Policy from Princeton University in Princeton, NJ. He is pursuing a residency in general surgery and has interests in trauma, surgical critical care, and acute care surgery. His research interests include brain dysfunction and critical illness in global health as well as “real-world” implications of critical illness after injury.