Professor Biswadev (Dev) Mitra

MBBS MHSM PhD FACEM

Head, Clinical Research, National Trauma Research Institute

Consultant Emergency Physician, Emergency and Trauma Centre, The Alfred

Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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.. 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, with a focus on acute trauma resuscitation using blood and blood products. Professor Mitra is extensively involved in multicentre, international collaborative research projects that include:

  • Identification of biomarkers associated with traumatic brain injury in the general population (the BIOBiT Study)
  • 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.
  • Pre-hospital notification for severley injured patients in India (a collaboration of the Australia-India Trauma Systems Collaboration)
  • Illicit drug use among motor vehicle drivers in Victoria
  • Evaluation fo head injury and concussion in Australian Football

Professor Mitra is widely published with over 140 publications, is a Section Editor for Emergency Medicine Australasia and a member of the International Editorial Board for Injury.