Deepika Mohan, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information


Administrative Contact:
Dominic Hall

Education & Training

BA, Religion and Political Theory, Princeton University, 1997
MD, Emory University Medical School, 2001
Internship, General Surgery, Emory University, 2002
MPH, Columbia University School of Public Health, 2003
Residency, General Surgery, Emory University, 2007
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2008

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Physician decision making in time-sensitive conditions
  • Heuristics and biases
  • Trauma triage
  • Emergency general surgery

Mohan D, Farris C, Fischhoff B, Rosengart MR, Angus DC, Yealy DM, Wallace DJ, Barnato AE. Efficacy of educational video game versus traditional educational apps at improving physician decision making in trauma triage: randomized controlled trial. BMJ. 2017 Dec 13;359:j5416.

Mohan D, Fischhoff B, Angus DC, Rosengart MR, Wallace DJ, Yealy DM, Farris C, Chang CC, Kerti S, Barnato AE. Serious video games may improve physicians’ heuristics in trauma triage. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2018 Sep 11;115(37):9204-9.

Mohan D, Angus DC, Ricketts D, Farris C, Fischhoff B, Rosengart MR, Yealy DM, Barnato AE. Assessing the validity of using serious game technology to analyze physician decision making. PLoS One. 2014 Aug 25;9(8):e105445.

Mohan D, Barnato AE, Rosengart MR, Angus DC, Wallace DJ, Kahn JM. Triage patterns for medicare patients presenting to nontrauma hospitals with moderate or severe injuries. Annals of surgery. 2015 Feb;261(2):383.

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Faculty member, CRISMA Center
Co-Leader, Decision Making in Serious Illness seminar series, Department of Critical Care Medicine
Member, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Ethics Committee

Evangeline Papageorge Award for service to medical school class, Emory University Medical School, 2001
Fellow of the Year, Multidisciplinary Critical Care Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2008
Fellow of the American College of Surgery, 2006-present
Night Shift video game developed as part of DP2 selected for the STAT Madness Competition for the “most innovative research of the year,” 2018