Naomi Garland has completed three years of general surgery training at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her Master of Public Health in infectious disease and global health at UC Berkeley and her medical degree at Tufts University. She has also spent two years of dedicated research time at Stanford University, where her research interests focus on improving the quality and cost of surgery in low income countries. There she worked on developing a program for nationwide implementation of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist, which she piloted in Cambodia. Her prior work is in India, understanding systematic processes for diagnosing HIV and TB in low income populations. She plans to continue her research efforts throughout her career with the ultimate goal of developing sustainable ways to improve quality and efficiency of surgical services in low resource settings.