RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Neurosurgery, Clinical Medicine, Medicine, Health Services Research, Health Economics, Epidemiology, Population Health,Public Health, Public Health Genomics, Genetics
Area(s) of Expertise:
Neurosurgery, Clinical Medicine, Medicine, Health Services Research
Dr. Debraj "Raj" Mukherjee received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, where he was named a C. Everett Koop Scholar, Rhodes Scholar finalist, Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society member, and where he served as a health policy fellow under Surgeon General Richard Carmona. Following medical school, Dr. Mukherjee was recruited to Johns Hopkins where he studied epidemiology, biostatistics, and clinical design at the Bloomberg School of Public Health; at Hopkins he was named a Sommer Scholar, Albert Schweitzer Fellow, member of Delta Omega Honor Society, received awards for clinical excellence and the Resident Golden Apple Teaching Award, was a Halsted surgical intern, and served as Co-Director of the Neuro-Oncology Surgical Outcomes Laboratory in the Department of Neurosurgery, under the mentorship of Drs. Henry Brem and Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, where his work was funded by the Center for Innovative Medicine. As a neurosurgery resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, he has continued to lead projects focused upon decreasing disparities and increasing access to care for adult and pediatric brain and spine tumor patients with research honors including the Cedars-Sinai Physician-Scientist Award, Leo G. Rigler Award for Academic Achievement, Snythes Skull Base Research Award, Congress of Neurological Surgeons' Resident Research Award, and the American Medical Association Foundation's 2013 Leadership Award.