Meet Dr. Mayur Narayan
Acute Care Surgeon in Dallas

Dr. Mayur Narayan is an expert in acute care surgery, a relatively new subspecialty that encompasses emergency general surgery, surgical critical care, and trauma surgery.

Dr. Narayan was recruited to UT Southwestern Medical Center largely to establish the new Acute Care Surgery and Emergency General Surgery service. He serves as Chief of both that program and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.

He and his team perform both elective and emergency general surgery to treat a wide variety of conditions – from hernias, abscesses, and intestinal obstructions and ruptures to soft-tissue infections, cholecystitis, severe pancreatitis, and gangrene.

Dr. Narayan also has special expertise in performing complex abdominal-wall reconstruction.

In addition to his surgical expertise, Dr. Narayan is also involved in clinical and cost-effectiveness research, having completed both a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Blomberg School of Public Health and Master of Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Dr. Narayan has a strong passion for education having been awarded numerous teaching awards at the local and national level. He is currently completing his Master of Science in Health Professions Education from the Harvard Macy Institute and MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Expert in a Spectrum of Surgeries

Dr. Narayan and his colleagues perform traditional open surgeries, as well as minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures.

“Our team is trained to manage the whole spectrum of surgeries and disease states, and we’re comfortable with everything from straightforward, routine procedures to the most complicated operations on the sickest patients,” he says. “We also manage acutely ill patients without doing surgery, whenever possible.”

Board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care and fellowship trained in surgical critical care and traumatology, Dr. Narayan has a special interest in medical education and delivering patient-focused care. 

“I want the next generation of surgeons to be as humanistic as possible, and I’m trying to effect change in their education,” he says. “The approach I teach – and the one we want to offer at UT Southwestern – is to think of each of our patients as our parents, spouses, children, or other loved ones.” 

The goal, of course, is to restore patients’ health and get them back to living their lives.

“The real joy in what we do comes from being absolutely focused on our patients’ recovery and seeing them do well, even in the most challenging, complex cases,” Dr. Narayan says. “When our patients come back to see us in clinic after they’ve recovered, that’s what makes it all worth it.”