Dr. Gaurav Mehta

Dr. Gaurav Mehta

Consultant, Gastroenterology/Hepatology and Transplant Hepatology

MBBS, MD, Drexel University School of Medicine, USA

  • YEARS OF PRACTICE: 10 years
  • GENDER: Male
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi
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Biography

My interest in Liver diseases began with a very personal family member having cirrhosis and complications from the same. Their passing away from this deadly disease made me motivated to fight this disease and gave me inspiration to peruse hepatology as a career.

I have trained and worked as an associate professor in USA for about 15 years. Worked and trained in the best of institutions like Albert Einsten Medical Center, Drexel University School of medicine & Harvard Medical School with the brightest names in Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

My goal is to bring all this experience and training to KDAH & become the best Gastroenterology & Hepatology unit so that we can provide the best and latest evidence based care in this field.

AREA(S) OF INTEREST:

Management of end-stage liver disease/cirrhosis, Liver transplant, Fatty liver disease/NASH, Management of Gastrointestinal bleeding, Luminal therapeutic endoscopy

TREATMENTS/PROCEDURES OFFERED:

Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy (EGD) – Variceal banding/sclerotherapy, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP), Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) – Diagnostic and therapeutic FNA, Fibroscan, Percutaneous Gastrostomy (PEG), Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy – Diagnostic and therapeutic, Pancreatic pseudocyst drainage, Biliary/Oesophageal/Duodenal metal stent placement

NAME OF INSTITUTE(S):

    • Frankford Hospitals, Jefferson University School of Medicine (USA) – Transitional year medicine
    • Graduate Hospital, Drexel University School of Medicine (USA) – Internal medicine
    • Albert Einstein Medical Center (USA) – Transplant Hepatology
    • Hahnemann Hospital, Drexel University School of Medicine (USA) – Gastroenterolgy & Hepatology
    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School (USA) – Advance Therapeutic Endoscopy

FELLOWSHIPS:

    • Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hahnemann Hospital, Drexel University School of Medicine, USA
    • Transplant Hepatology, Albert Einstein Medical Centre, USA
    • Advance Therapeutic Endoscopy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • 2004 Chairman's Award – Most outstanding 1st year resident at Graduate Hospital
  • 2006 Program Director's Award – Most outstanding senior resident at Graduate Hospital
  • Nominate for the American Liver Foundation/American Association for the study of Liver disease – 2006 Resident Scholar Award

Dr Gaurav Mehta finished his Internal Medicine (MD) and fellowship in Gastroenterology/Hepatology at Drexel University. He also has a fellowship in Transplant Hepatology from Albert Einstein Medical Centre, Philadelphia and Advance Therapeutic Endoscopic Fellowship from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard Medical School. He has spent 8 years training in the best of institutions in USA before starting a busy practice in Ohio.

Dr Mehta was also an Associate Professor in Clinical Gastroenterology/Hepatology at Ohio University and practiced in USA for 5 years before coming back to India and joining KDAH.

KDAH Experience

Dr Gaurav Mehta joined a busy Gastroenterology unit in 2014. His main area of interest was Hepatology and liver transplant aling with luminal endoscopy.

We have completed more than 200 liver transplants since his joining KDAH. He does more than 2000 procedures a year and sees about 4000 OPD patients every year. These include complex advance liver cirrhosis patients, GI malignancy and therapeutic endocopy.

Publications

  • 69th Annual American College of Gastroenterology Meeting 2004; Mehta G, Kundu R, Wolfson M, Koka R, Ahtaridits G
  • (AJG 2004-Vol 99:10,S 154)Massive upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage as a presentation of mid esophageal diverticulum – a rare case and review Digestive Disease Week 2005; Koka R, Mehta G, Araya V, Rothstein K
  • (Gastroenterology2005-Vol 128: 4,S1536)All Patients with Hepatitis C over the Age of 50 Should Have Screening Colonoscopy Prior to Interferon Therapy Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting 2006; Saroha S, Mehta G, Deppert E
  • (Journal of Hospital Medicine 2006-Vol 1:S2 72)Burkitt's Lymphoma Presenting with Proptosis and Lactic Acidosis in an Older Adult. American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting 2006; Mehta G, Rabi K, Ahtaridis G, Kochman M
  • (AJG 2006-Vol 101:9,S 117)Pancreatic pseudocyst drainage- Transpapillary or Transmural? American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting 2007Levy A, Mehta G, Munoz S, et. al. (AJG 2007-Vol 102 (S2):S391)
  • Chlorzoxazone as the Cause of Fulminant Hepatic Failure Digestive Disease Week 2010; Sepe P, Mehta G, Chuttani R, et. Al. (GIE April 2010 – Vol 71, No.5: DDW Abstract Issue M1454)Fatty Pancreas: A New Addition to the Metabolic Syndrome?

Chapters

  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Diagnosis and Treatment (2nd Edition) Clinical features and a Clinician's Diagnostic Approach to Hepatocellular Cancer Gaurav Mehta, MD, David Sass, MD
  • Health Maintenance Issues in Cirrhosis Medical Clinics of North America Mehta G, Rothstein KD. Med Clin North Am.2009 Jul;93(4);901-15, viii-ix. Review

Professional Memberships/Associations

  • ASGE – American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • ACG – American College of Gastroenterology
  • ABIM – American Board of Internal Medicine (Diplomat)
  • AASLD – American Association for Study of Liver Disease
  • ABIM – American Board of Gastroenterology (Diplomat)
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