Faculty Profile

Rohit Mittal, MD

Rohit Mittal, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Burn Outcomes Research, Burn Center, Grady Memorial Hospital

Director, Burn Reconstruction Program, Burn Center, Grady Memorial Hospital

Email

Phone: 404.251.8915

Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2019

Biography

Dr. Rohit Mittal is the director of burn outcomes research and director of the burn reconstruction program at the Burn Unit of Grady Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Mittal received his MD degree from Emory University School of Medicine in 2010. After finishing his PGY2 year as an Emory general surgery resident, he embarked on an Emory-based, two-year post-doctoral research fellowship. Sepsis and shock investigator Craig Coopersmith, MD, and transplant immunologist Mandy Ford, PhD, served as his mentors. His primary research focus was examining the effect of cancer malignancy and immune dysfunction on critical illness in sepsis.

After returning to and finishing his residency at Emory, Dr. Mittal completed a burn/critical care fellowship in 2018 and a burn/reconstructive surgery fellowship in 2019 at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Affiliations

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

Education

  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Class of 2010

  • General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 2010-2012

  • Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 2012-2014

  • General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 2014-2017

  • Burn/Critical Care Fellowship, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 2017-2018

  • Burn/Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 2018-2019

Honors and Awards

  • Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2018

  • Travel Award, Shock Society 37th Annual Conference, 2014

  • Top 10 Paper of 2014, "Redefining the gut as the motor of critical illness," Trends in Molecular Medicine

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons

  • American Burn Association

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric burn care

  • Burn reconstruction and its timing during a patient's course of treatment

  • Use of lasers to improve morbidity of wound scarring

Research Interests

  • Tracking and improving quality and clinical outcomes in burn patients including nutrition, mobility, and pain control

  • The use of lasers or surgical reconstruction to improve quality of life and function due to burn-related scarring

  • Identifying patient or demographic specific characteristics that affect response to lasers and modality employed