Priya Prakash, MD

Trauma Surgery, Surgery | More

Assistant Professor of Surgery

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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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.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery

Medical Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Internship

  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Residency

  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Fellowship

  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Surgical Infection Society
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2017

Board Certifications

  • Surgical Critical Care
  • General Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English