Colonel Dr. Tarif Bader is the Deputy Surgeon General of the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps. Col. Dr. Bader has commanded and overseen three previous IDF humanitarian delegations abroad including in Haiti (2010), Nepal (2015), and Turkey (2016). Led by Col. Dr. Bader, the hospitals in these missions treated thousands of injured civilians. During his time as Chief Medical Officer in the IDF Northern Command, he oversaw the opening of the field hospital on the Syrian border in which the IDF treated Syrians injured in the civil war. He has served in the IDF Medical Corps since 1993.