Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Mamta  Swaroop, MD

Mamta Swaroop, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Trauma/Critical Care)

Focus of Work

Bio

Mamta Swaroop, MD FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery and is on the faculty of the Center for Global Health in the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her General Surgery residency at the University of South Florida in 2009 and her Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Northwestern in 2010. She serves as the Global Surgery Program Director for the residency and ...[Read full text]Mamta Swaroop, MD FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery and is on the faculty of the Center for Global Health in the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her General Surgery residency at the University of South Florida in 2009 and her Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Northwestern in 2010. She serves as the Global Surgery Program Director for the residency and as a coveted mentor for the medical students’ Area of Scholarly Concentration Projects.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

Dr. Swaroop’s research focus is Academic Global Surgery, including trauma education and prevention. The Northwestern Trauma and Surgical Initiative (www.ntsinitiative.org) is her Global Surgery Laboratory, created to research and improve access to trauma care and healthcare, both in Chicago and in international settings. Her work spans across Southeast Asia to South America to locally in Chicago. Her research on helmet usage in female pillions (backseat passengers) on Motorized Two Wheeler added...[Read full text]Dr. Swaroop’s research focus is Academic Global Surgery, including trauma education and prevention. The Northwestern Trauma and Surgical Initiative (www.ntsinitiative.org) is her Global Surgery Laboratory, created to research and improve access to trauma care and healthcare, both in Chicago and in international settings. Her work spans across Southeast Asia to South America to locally in Chicago. Her research on helmet usage in female pillions (backseat passengers) on Motorized Two Wheeler added to the literature that led to legislative change in the governance of women needing to wear helmets in the capital city of New Delhi, India. In Bolivia, her team has written legislation for the implementation of a hybrid prehospital system, based upon local resources. Her work in Chicago, aims to empower communities to take action by making bystanders First Responders during the first few minutes after a traumatic event. She is a Co-Editor of the book, Success in Academic Surgery: Academic Global Surgery. This book is a useful guide for young faculty and residents entering the field. She has authored 30+ peer reviewed research articles, and presented nationally and internationally on Trauma and Global Surgery topics.

She has served and serves on multiple national and international leadership boards, including the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), the Indo-US Academic Council for Emergency and Trauma (ACET), the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia Care (G4 Alliance), the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), the WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgery (GIEESC) and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).[Shorten text]

Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Texas (2003)
  • Residency: Washington Hospital Center, General Surgery (2007)
  • Residency: University of South Florida, General Surgery (2009)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Surgery (2010)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care