Mayur B. Patel, MD, MPH

Director of Finance, Surgical Critical Care

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Dr. Mayur B. Patel is a Associate Professor with tenure in the Section of Surgical Sciences, Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery at Vanderbilt. Dr. Patel graduated Phi Beta Kappa with General and Departmental Honors from Johns Hopkins and earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt. He then completed his general surgery residency at Duke. He returned to Vanderbilt for his clinical training in Acute Care Surgery (trauma, burns, emergency general surgery,and surgical critical care) and for his research training by completing Vanderbilt’s two-year program in the Master of Public Health. Dr. Patel has three active Board Certificates in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Neurocritical Care.

Dr. Patel's research focuses on getting answers that matter to trauma victims, ICU survivors, and their health-care providers. His current research interests focus on brain dysfunction and critical illness, as related to traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), long-term cognitive impairment, dementia, and other aspects of ICU survivorship. Since 2020, he has been research funded via the Vanderbilt Faculty Scholars Program, Vanderbilt CTSA, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, Eastern Association Surgery of Trauma, Department of Defense, and National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Patel has attracted a >$20M NIH Principal Investigator portfolio on behalf of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) collaborative community, represented by 3 active independent research programs. The INSIGHT-ICU NIH/NIGMS (R01 GM120484) project will help define the impact of Delirium and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on long-term Cognition, Return to Work, and Neuroinflammation after critical illness and injury. The BRAIN-ICU-2 NIH/NIA (R01 AG058639) platform will help define the relationship between delirium and dementia among ICU survivors, even those affected by COVID-19 (R01AG058639-02S1). The RETURN-III ORD/RRD VA Merit (I01 RX002992) will determine the effectiveness of computerized cognitive rehabilitation in ICU survivors.

For more details of his work or for his CV, please contact him.