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Clinical Information


Mehreen Kisat, MBBS, MS

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Acute Care and Regional General Surgery

(608) 265-9574


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor or Surgery, Aga Khan University Medical College
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • General Surgery Residency, University of Arizona
  • MS, Clinical Translational Science, University of Arizona
  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital

Research Interests

Dr. Mehreen Kisat received a five-year, $950,000 career development grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to support her work on improving outcomes for trauma patients. Read more here.

Dr. Mehreen Kisat was also recently awarded the George H.A. Clowes Jr., MD, FACS, Memorial Research Career Development Award from the American College of Surgeons. The award provides $225,000 over five years to a promising young surgical investigator. Read more here.

Recent Publications

  • Antibiotic Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit.
    Kisat M, Zarzaur B
    Surg Clin North Am 2022 Feb; 102(1): 159-167
    [PubMed ID: 34800384]

  • Plasma metagenomic sequencing to detect and quantify bacterial DNA in ICU patients suspected of sepsis: A proof-of-principle study.
    Kisat MT, Odenheimer-Bergman A, Markus H, Joseph B, Srivatsan SN, Contente-Cuomo T, Khalpey Z, Keim P, O'Keeffe T, Askari R, Salim A, Rhee P, Murtaza M
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2021 Dec 01; 91(6): 988-994
    [PubMed ID: 34510074]

  • Lack of Routine Healthcare among Resident Physicians in New England.
    Rangel EL, Castillo-Angeles M, Kisat M, Kamine TH, Askari R
    J Am Coll Surg 2020 Jun; 230(6): 885-892
    [PubMed ID: 31765695]

  • Survival outcomes after prolonged intensive care unit length of stay among trauma patients: The evidence for never giving up.
    Kisat MT, Latif A, Zogg CK, Haut ER, Zafar SN, Hashmi ZG, Oyetunji TA, Cornwell EE, Zafar H, Haider AH
    Surgery 2016 Sep; 160(3): 771-80
    [PubMed ID: 27267552]

  • Experience of damage control trauma laparotomy in a limited resource healthcare setting: A retrospective Cohort Study.
    Kisat M, Zafar SN, Hashmi ZG, Pardhan A, Mir T, Shah A, Haider AH, Zafar H
    Int J Surg 2016 Apr; 28: 71-6
    [PubMed ID: 26889970]

All Publications on PubMed