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Mehul V Raval, MD

Mehul V Raval, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery)

Focus of Work

Bio

Mehul V. Raval, MD, MS grew up in a small town in North Carolina. From a young age he was mesmerized by science and medicine. Dr. Raval completed is undergraduate studies as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his medical education at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. During medical school he participated in a one-year Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship. Dr. Raval trained in General Surgery at Northwestern University where he completed a 2-year American College ...[Read full text]Mehul V. Raval, MD, MS grew up in a small town in North Carolina. From a young age he was mesmerized by science and medicine. Dr. Raval completed is undergraduate studies as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his medical education at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. During medical school he participated in a one-year Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship. Dr. Raval trained in General Surgery at Northwestern University where he completed a 2-year American College of Surgeons Clinical Scholar program during which he also earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation from Northwestern University. After completing his general surgery training, he completed a 2-year pediatric surgery clinical fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University. From 2014-2018 Dr. Raval was an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University where he served as the Division of Pediatric Surgery's Director of Research, Director of the Center for Outcomes Research and Public Health, and Co-Director of the Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium. Dr. Raval joined the faculty at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital/Northwestern University in July of 2018.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

As a physician scientist, Dr. Raval’s research focuses on improving the outcomes in children’s surgical care. A large portion of his research has revolved around quality improvement, patient safety, and value-based care.

Dr. Raval has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and over a dozen chapters. He has served as a co-investigator on a $3.5 million grant from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the development of pediatric devices and was awarded a $1.1 million R01 grant fr...[Read full text]
As a physician scientist, Dr. Raval’s research focuses on improving the outcomes in children’s surgical care. A large portion of his research has revolved around quality improvement, patient safety, and value-based care.

Dr. Raval has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and over a dozen chapters. He has served as a co-investigator on a $3.5 million grant from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the development of pediatric devices and was awarded a $1.1 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality, to research the added value of value of surgical procedures performed in a children’s hospital.

He serves on national committees and has held leadership roles for the Association of Academic Surgery, American Pediatric Surgery Association, American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.[Shorten text]

Clinical Focus

Dr. Raval is a board certified pediatric surgeon and cares for children of all ages from premature newborns though young adulthood. He practices general pediatric surgery including general surgery, thoracic surgery, and surgical oncology. He has extensive experience in neonatal surgery for a variety of congenital conditions (gastroschisis, esophageal atresia, diaphragmatic hernia, etc), endocrine surgery (thyroid & parathyroid surgery), minimally invasive surgery (including robotic surgery), pr...[Read full text]Dr. Raval is a board certified pediatric surgeon and cares for children of all ages from premature newborns though young adulthood. He practices general pediatric surgery including general surgery, thoracic surgery, and surgical oncology. He has extensive experience in neonatal surgery for a variety of congenital conditions (gastroschisis, esophageal atresia, diaphragmatic hernia, etc), endocrine surgery (thyroid & parathyroid surgery), minimally invasive surgery (including robotic surgery), prenatal consultation, chest wall deformities (including pectus excavatum/carinatum), hepatobiliary surgery, gall bladder removal, splenectomy, colorectal surgery, endoscopy, thoracic surgery, Hirschsprung's disease, gastrointestinal surgery, and trauma surgery.

Dr. Raval strives to care for his patients as he would want care for his own children. He is passionate about healing kids so that they can quickly recover and get back to living a fun-filled life.[Shorten text]

Education and Certification

  • MD: Wake Forest University (2005)
  • MS: Northwestern University, Clinical Investigation (2010)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: American College of Surgeons, Clinical Scholar (2008)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Surgery (2011)
  • Fellowship: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, Pediatric Surgery (2014)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

Contact

312/926-8060

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box Box 63
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611