Priya Prakash, MD
2020 Associate Junior Faculty Scholars
Priya Prakash MD, FACS, is a trauma and acute care surgeon at the University of Chicago’s Level 1 Trauma Center. She specializes in the care of complex multisystem injuries in an underserved patient population, specifically affected by the gun violence epidemic. Her primary interests are in delivery of compassionate and equitable care to the South Side community, trauma systems development, and institution of best practices in clinical care. She has been actively involved in research to better understand the impact of UChicago’s Trauma Center on access to care for violently injured patients in our catchment area as well as collaborated with the Booth School of Business to understand operating room efficiency at the medical center. She is also dedicated to teaching and serves as the faculty advisor for the Pritzker medical students during their clerkship rotation. In addition, she is the vice-chair of the Process Improvement and Patient Safety Committee and is dedicated to advancing the care of critically injured patients on the local, national, and global level.