Neeraj Mehta, M.D., FACC

Country of origin: India
Basic information: Married and has 2 children
Hobbies: Enjoys spending time with his family, travel, motorsports and photography

Education, Internships, & Fellowships

2009 – 2010 Fellowship in Interventional Cardiovascular Disease
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
Program Director – Gilbert J. Zoghbi, MD
2006 – 2009 Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
Program Director – Vera A. Bittner, MD
2003 – 2006 Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham / Department of Medicine
Birmingham, Alabama
Program Director – Gustavo Heudebert, MD
1996 – 2002 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Maulana Azad Medical College
University of Delhi
New Delhi, India

Certifications & Specialties

2010 Diplomate of the American Board of Interventional Cardiology
2009 Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
2008 Diplomate of the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
2006 Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine

Specific Skills & Medical Interests

  1. Interventional Cardiac Procedures
  2. Peripheral Vascular Interventions
  3. Coronary Artery Disease
  4. Congestive Heart Failure
  5. Preventative Cardiology
  6. Adult Cardiology
  7. Cardiac Imaging
  8. Atrial Septal Defect/ Patent Foramen Ovale
  9. Hypertension

Current/Previous Jobs & Titles

2010-Present Interventional Cardiologist
Heart South Cardiovascular Group, PC
Birmingham metro area, Alabama
2006 – 2010 House physician/Moonlighting physician
Heart and Lung Transplant Unit
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
2001-2002 Rotating Internship
Maulana Azad Medical College and associated hospitals
New Delhi, India

Organizations & Societies

  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Honors & Awards

2008 Scholarship to Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular review by the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
2007 Best Teaching Fellow Award by the Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham
2006 William J. Koopman Award for Excellence in Research by the University of Alabama at Birmingham
2006 Ben Friedman Award for Best Teaching Resident by the Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
2006 Award for Best Senior Talk by the Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
2006 Award of Excellence for highest score in American College of Physicians (ACP) annual in-training examination
2006 Second prize for excellence in research by the University of Alabama at Birmingham at the 22nd Annual Trainee Research Symposium
2006 Research Award by the American Federation of Medical Research (AFMR)–Southern Section
2005 Thomas N. James Award for Excellence in Research by a resident by the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Abstracts/Publications

Mehta N, Hage FG, Johnson P, King P, Perry GJ. Effect of carotid artery stenting on long term blood pressure
control. Under review

Mehta N, Chen YF, Oparil S. The role of Endothelin-1 in hypertension. Accepted for publication
Mehta N, Hage FG, Johnson P, King P, Perry GJ. Carotid stenting with distal protection for treatment of
obstructive carotid artery stenosis in high surgical risk patients: Experience in a Veterans Affairs Medical
Center. Under review

Mehta N, Allison S, Heo J, Iskandrian AE. Obesity and Attenuation-Corrected Single-Photon Emission
Computed Tomography Imaging. Journal of Investigative Medicine, January 2006, Vol. 54, Issue 1, 263S

Mehta N, Allison S, Heo J, Iskandrian AE. Effect of Body Mass Index on Attenuation-Corrected Single-Photon
Emission Computed Tomography Imaging. Journal of American College of Cardiology, February 2005, Vol. 45,
Issue 3, 285A

Mehta N, Chen YF, Feng JA, Franco V , Serra R, Oparil S. Blocking of pro-fibrogenic factor TGF-beta blunted
the pressure overload induced cardiac interstitial fibrosis and remodeling. Journal of Investigative Medicine,
January 2005, Vol. 53, Issue 1, 317S

Languages

  1. English
  2. Hindi