Professor Biswadev (Dev) Mitra


Head of Clinical Research, National Trauma Research Institute

Consultant Emergency Physician, Emergency and Trauma Centre, Alfred Health

Professor, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University

About Dev Mitra

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 Clinical and 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 
  • 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.
  • Illicit drug use among injured patients in Victoria
  • Evaluation of head injury and concussion in Australian Football

Professor Mitra is widely published with over 225 publications, is a Section Editor for Emergency Medicine Australasia, academic editor for PlosOne and a member of the International Editorial Board for Injury.

Key Publications

Effect of the Prevent Alcohol and Risk‐Related Trauma in Youth (PARTY) Program among senior school students

EMA. 2018 Apr;30(2):209-13.

Gunn A, McLeod J, Chapman R, Ball H, Fitzgerald M, Howard T, Cameron P, Mitra B.

Failed Emergency Department disposition to the ward of patients with thoracic injury

Injury 2008 May 39(5): 586-91. DOI:10.1016/j.injury.2007.10.021

Blecher G, Mitra B, Cameron PA, Fitzgerald M.

Emergency department resuscitative thoracotomy at an adult major trauma centre: Outcomes following a training programme with standardised indications.

Mark C Fitzgerald, Matthew S Yong, Katherine Martin, Adam Zimmet, Silvana F Marasco, Joseph Mathew, De Villiers Smit, Meei Yeung, Gim A Tan, Marc Marquez, Zoe Cheung, Ellaine Boo, Biswadev Mitra

Finger thoracostomy in patients with chest trauma performed by paramedics on a helicopter emergency medical service

Liam Hannon, Toby St Clair, Karen Smith, Mark Fitzgerald, Biswadev Mitra, Alexander Olaussen, John Moloney, George Braitberg, Rodney Judson, Warwick Teague, Nuala Quinn, Yesul Kim, Stephen Bernard

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Effectiveness of massive transfusion protocols on mortality in trauma: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

ANZ J Surg. 2013;83(12):918-23

Mitra B, O'Reilly G, Cameron PA, Zatta A, Gruen RL.

Long-term outcomes of patients receiving a massive transfusion after trauma

Shock. 2014;42(4):307-12

Mitra B, Gabbe BJ, Kaukonen KM, Olaussen A, Cooper DJ, Cameron PA.