Deepika Mohan, MD, MPH

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

    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
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
Night Shift video game developed as part of DP2 selected for the STAT Madness Competition for the “most innovative research of the year,” 2018
Fellow of the American College of Surgery, 2006-present
Representative Publications

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