Mehul V. Raval, M.D., M.S.

Pediatric Surgeon

Children's at Century Boulevard
1975 Century Blvd., Suite 6 Atlanta, GA 30345

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Education and Training Medical Degree: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, United States, Winston-Salem, NC, 2005
Doctoral Degree: Master of Science in Clinical Investigation, Northwestern University Graduate School, United States, Chicago, IL 2008-2010
Residency: General Surgery, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2005-2012
Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2012-2014


  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
Publications / Presentations

Selected journal articles authored/co-authored by Dr. Raval are available at PubMed, the online database provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health publications.

Awards/Honors • Nationwide Children's Hospital Surgical Resident of the Year, 2014
• Goldberg Family Charitable Trust Travel Award, 2009 and 2012
• Excellence in Teaching Award, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2011 and 2012
• Kanavel Surgical Scholar Award, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2011
• M. Judah Folkman Memorial Award, Association of Pediatric Surgery Training Program Directors, American Pediatric Surgery Association, 2010

Areas of Interest Clinical Interests
• Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic/thoracoscopic)
• Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery
• Single site laparoscopic surgery
• Neonatal surgery
• Surgical correction of congenital anomalies/prenatal consultation
• Hepatobiliary surgery
• Colorectal surgery
• Endoscopy
• Thoracic surgery
• Endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal)
• Gastrointestinal surgery
• Trauma surgery
• Surgical oncology/tumors
• Hirschsprung's disease
• Pectus excavatum/carinatum

Research Interests
• Improving outcomes in children's surgical care and limiting costs
• Patient safety
• Performance of retrospective data review as well as coordination of randomized trials
• Long-term quality of life improvement assessments
• Regional collaborative quality improvement efforts
• Quality measure indicator development
• Fiscal transparency and cost-effectiveness

Privileges Egleston
Scottish Rite

Additional Information

Current Organizational Memberships
• American Medical Association
• American Pediatric Surgical Association
• American College of Surgeons
• Association of Academic Surgeons
• Surgical Outcomes Club


Clinical Scholar in Residence, Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, 2008-2010