Deepika Nehra, MD, is a trauma surgeon and surgical intensivist. She is currently an assistant professor of surgery at Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington and the associate program director for the trauma/surgical critical care fellowship at Harborview. Dr. Nehra spent three years as staff at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and was intimately involved with the FORTE project during that time. She has since transitioned to Seattle but remains involved with the FORTE project as a co-investigator.
Dr. Nehra’s research interest is primarily in better understanding and then working to improve the post-discharge outcomes for injured patients. She is particularly interested in focusing on individuals and communities who are at greatest risk of adverse outcomes and working to develop realistic strategies and partnerships with the community to improve outcomes for these vulnerable individuals and communities. Dr. Nehra has also been consistently involved in efforts to expand trauma surgery related education in limited resource environments. She continues these efforts with the hopes of working towards strategies to systematically measure post-discharge outcomes in the limited resource setting. She hopes this will be the first step towards working to mitigate the long-term impact of injury in limited resource environments where the vulnerabilities, needs and approach are likely quite different.