Welcome Dr. Mehreen Kisat to the Division of Acute Care and Regional General Surgery!

The Department of Surgery is pleased to welcome Dr. Mehreen Kisat as Assistant Professor in the Division of Acute Care and Regional General Surgery. Dr. Kisat’s clinical practice will be based primarily at University Hospital, where she will participate in the trauma, emergency general surgery, and surgical critical care services on a rotating basis with her acute care faculty colleagues.

Dr. Kisat earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Aga Khan University Medical College in Pakistan, where she also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in concert with the Center for Surgical Trials and Outcomes Research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She then completed a general surgery residency and earned an M.S. in Clinical Translational Science at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Kisat completed her training with a fellowship in surgical critical care at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she has served for the past year as an Instructor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery, and Burns.

In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Kisat will continue her research focus on improving outcomes for critically ill patients with sepsis by optimizing recognition, diagnostics and treatment. In particular, she will work on further developing point of care molecular diagnostic approaches to rapidly confirm microbial infections and identify pathogens in ICU patients.

Dr. Kisat can be contacted at kisat@surgery.wisc.edu or (608) 265-9574.

Welcome, Dr. Kisat!