Dr. Narayan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and Attending Trauma Surgeon, Critical Care Intensivist and Acute Care Surgeon in the Program in Trauma at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland. He established and currently serves as Medical Director for the Center of Injury Prevention & Policy. He also serves as Associate Director of the Division of Medical Education at the Shock Trauma Center. In addition, Dr, Narayan is Course Director for both the newly developed Humanism Symposium elective for the School of Medicine and the Surgical Boot Camp, a prep course for fourth year students entering into a surgical specialty. Dr. Narayan received a B.S. (major-biology) from Old Dominion University and his MD from the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) as a member of the highly competitive joint BS/MD program. He stayed on to complete his internship and general surgery residency at EVMS. Dr. Narayan then came to the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for his fellowship in Surgical Critical Care. He went on to complete a second year in Traumatology while simultaneously completing a Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Masters in Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. Dr. Narayan joined faculty in 2010. He has been an invited international lecturer in trauma and injury prevention and was team leader for the 7th team from Shock Trauma to go to Haiti after that country's devastating earthquake. Additionally, he serves as Visiting International Faculty for Trauma at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, India. He is a member of both Alpha Omega Alpha and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2011 Leonard Tow Humanism Award awarded by the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Arnold P. Gold Foundation. In 2012, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation awarded him the prestigious Gold Doctor, a national award given to those "working to keep the care in healthcare". In addition, Dr. Narayan has been awarded the highly coveted Golden Apple Teaching Award for Best Clinical Faculty by the American Medical Student Association in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, Dr. Narayan's led Center for Injury Prevention & Policy was awarded a Senatorial Award from US Senator Barbara Mikulski, D-MD for positively impacting the lives of troubled youth in Maryland.
Dr. Narayan’s research interests include trauma resuscitation and hemostasis, trauma and injury prevention, acute care surgery, humanism in medicine, surgical education, health care economics and cost effective health strategies, and global health.