Dr. Datta is a Resident Physician in General Surgery at UCLA pursuing an academic research career. She obtained her degree in Bioengineering with a focus on tissue engineering, imaging and medical devices from Rice University, where she was a Trustee Distinguished Scholar and Century Scholar. After matriculating in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology medical degree program, she pursued research in Photomedicine and Tissue Engineering at the Wellman Center as a graduate fellow. She graduated medical school with honors and was awarded the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award from the Gold Foundation.
Dr. Datta is currently engaged in basic science and translational research on Reconstructive Transplantation, specifically, the effects of ischemia-reperfusion injury on Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation outcomes.