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Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Priya Prakash, MD
Priya Prakash, MD, is a fellowship-trained surgeon who specializes in trauma, critical care and emergency surgery. She also performs general surgical procedures. Dr. Prakash is active in patient care and research, and she regularly volunteers on medical mission trips in developing nations.

Dr. Prakash’s research interests include trauma systems development and violence recovery programs. She has received several awards for her work in sepsis and inflammation, including the New Investigators Travel Award at the Shock Society 35th Annual Conference. Dr. Prakash serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery and the Journal of American College of Surgeons.


Areas of Expertise

  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery

Medical Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


  • University of Cincinnati


  • University of Cincinnati


  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Surgical Infection Society
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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At a Glance

Practicing Since2017

Board Certifications

  • Surgical Critical Care
  • General Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English