Mehul V. Raval, M.D., M.S., serves as a Director for the APDC and is a pediatric surgeon at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. His primary clinical interests are in newborn surgery and minimally invasive techniques. He also serves as the Director of Research for Division of Pediatric Surgery and is an active health services researcher whose primary interests are in quality and process improvement, outcomes measurement, healthcare policy, and value-based care. Dr. Raval has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and serves on several national committees focused on optimizing the delivery of surgical care.