Professor Biswadev (Dev) Mitra

Professor Biswadev (Dev) Mitra

Director, Emergency Medicine Research, Alfred Health

Head, Clinical Research, National Trauma Research Institute

Consultant Emergency Physician, Emergency and Trauma Centre, The Alfred, Melbourne

Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine

Professor Dev Mitra is Head, Clinical Research at the National Trauma Research Institute and a Consultant Emergency Physician at The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre. Currently, Professor Mitra is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Research Fellow (2014–2017). Following completion of his Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Melbourne, he completed a Masters in Health Services Management (Monash University) and PhD on acute traumatic coagulopathy (Monash University).  Dr.  Mitra is a member of the Trainee Research Executive Panel for The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and member of the Clinical Reference Group of The National Blood Authority, Australia.

Professor Mitra has extensive experience in clinical research projects, including research into the effectiveness of computer-aided decision and action support for trauma reception and resuscitation, and in 2010 he led a team to develop a burns registry in China. He is currently Chief Investigator in a pilot study to identify biomarkers associated with traumatic brain injury in the general population (the BIOBiT Study) and a lead investigator on the Pre-hospital Anti-fibrinolytics for Traumatic Coagulopathy and Haemorrhage (PATCH-Trauma) Study, an international, multi-centre randomised placebo-controlled study which seeks to address uncertainties about the safety and effectiveness of early tranexamic acid for severely injured patients treated in advanced trauma systems.

Professor Mitra is widely published with over 70 publications, and in 2011, he was co-author on the invited editorial on the use of Tranexamic Acid in The Lancet. He is also a peer reviewer of multiple medical journals. He brings his wealth of expertise and research experience to AITSC to help with the development and implementation of the research protocol for Intervention 1 – Pre-hospital notification.