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Dr. Babak Sarani

Professor of Surgery, Chief of Trauma Surgery

Dr. Babak Sarani

Babak Sarani is a professor of surgery and the Chief of Trauma Surgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He graduated from the GW, where he also completed training in general surgery, followed by training in trauma surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include processes to mitigate risk of death following mass shootings.


Scheduled Appearances


Pushkin presents REVISIONIST HISTORY: Unlocked and Unloaded

Crosscut Festival 2024
Sat May 4, 2024 | 2:45pm

Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell’s journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past — an event, a person, an idea, even a song — and asks whether we got it right the first time. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance. This live edition is the culmination of a six-part series from Revisionist History about everything Americans get wrong about guns with a conversation between host Gladwell with gun control activist David Hogg and trauma surgeon Babak Sarani.

Malcolm Gladwell
David Hogg
Dr. Babak Sarani
Featuring: Malcolm Gladwell, David Hogg, Dr. Babak Sarani

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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