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Mehul Raval, MD, MS

Mehul V. Raval, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Director of Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM


404.785.8787 (appointments)

404.785.0781 (administrative)



General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Raval received his MD from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2005 and a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Northwestern University Graduate School in 2012. During medical school he completed a one-year Doris Duke Clinical Research fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He did his general surgery residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University from 2005-2012 and served as a clinical scholar in residence at the Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care of the American College of Surgeons from 2008-2010. His clinical fellowship in pediatric surgery was completed at Nationwide Children's Hospital of Ohio State University in 2014.

In his position as director of research for the Emory Division of Pediatric Surgery, Dr. Raval serves as a mentor to medical students, residents, and students from the Rollins School of Public Health. Several of his mentees have made local, regional, and national presentations and received awards for their health services research. Dr. Raval's own research efforts span quality improvement efforts for children undergoing surgery to econometrics and health policy studies.

In 2017, Dr. Raval received a $1.1M grant as principal investigator from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality to study the value of children's surgical care using payment data at children's hospitals (CH) as compared to non-children's hospitals (NCH) for frequently performed surgical procedures. Dr. Raval hopes that his conclusions will encourage pricing transparency and cultivation of a high quality, value-centric healthcare system for all children in the U.S. While outcomes for specialized surgical care have been shown to be superior at CH, Dr. Raval is concerned that common, routine procedures and care at CH appears to cost more than the same procedures at NCH, though the outcomes are similar.


View Dr. Raval's publications in PubMed.


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