Mamta Swaroop, MD, FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery and serves as the Global Surgery Program Director in the Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her General Surgery residency at the University of South Florida in 2009 and her Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Northwestern in 2010. Her research focus is Academic Global Surgery, including trauma education and prevention. Her global surgery lab, the Northwestern Trauma and Surgical Initiative (www.ntsinitiative.org) aims to build sustainable access to surgical care through education and research in low resource settings, both locally and in international settings with varying levels of both healthcare infrastructure and personnel. She has authored numerous peer reviewed research articles, and presented nationally/internationally on Trauma and Global Surgery topics. She has served and serves on multiple national and international leadership boards. Recently, she was honored as one of Oprah’s Health Heroes of 2018 and also received the 39th annual Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Northwestern Memorial Hospital.