Mamta Swaroop, MD, FACS, FICS


Dr. Swaroop is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery and is a former faculty of the Center for Global Health in the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Swaroop has served or serves on multiple national and international leadership boards, including the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) the Indo-US Academic Council for Emergency and Trauma (ACET), the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia Care (G4 Alliance), the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), and the WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgery (GIEESC). She is Founder and former Executive Director of the Northwestern Trauma and Surgical Initiative, her Global Surgery Lab. She runs an international team in projects ranging from helmet usage to the development of a trauma system for the department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

She is the President and Founder of the Sadanah Foundation, a not for profit entity that aims to build sustainable access to healthcare and education in low resource settings.

She completed her General Surgery residency at the University of South Florida in 2009 and her Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Northwestern in 2010. Dr. Swaroop’s research focus is Academic Global Surgery, including trauma education and prevention. She has worked or is working in Bolivia, India, Cambodia, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. She has authored 30+ peer reviewed research articles, and presented nationally/internationally on Trauma and Global Surgery topics.


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