Kartik Prabhakaran, MD, MHS, FACS, currently serves as the Trauma Medical Director for Westchester Medical Center and serves on the academic/clinical staff in the Section of Acute Care Surgery and Trauma within Department of Surgery of Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York where he has been on staff since 2014. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the New York Medical College and is board-certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. After completing his undergraduate education at the Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Prabhakaran earned a Master of Health Sciences degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health which strengthened the foundations of a career in academic medicine. After completing his medical education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Prabhakaran completed his training in general surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Thereafter, he completed a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at Weil Cornell College of Medicine/Lincoln Medical Center prior to joining Westchester Medical Center.
Dr. Prabhakaran’s contributions to academic surgery are supported by his bibliography which presently consists of over 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, as well as over 30 presentations at national/international surgical conferences. In addition, Dr. Prabhakaran serves on the Institutional Review Board of the New York Medical College and is a member of several national and international surgical societies including membership on subcommittees charged with developing guidelines for the clinical management of trauma related disease processes. His research interests lie in the fields of traumatic brain injury, geriatric trauma, and trauma outcomes research. He presently serves as the Associate Program Director for our ACGME accredited fellowship in Surgical Critical Care.