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Nehal N. Mehta, MD, MSCE, FAHA

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine

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National Institutes of Health
CRC, Room 6-3140
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
Office: 301-824-0483
BA (Neuropsychobiology)
The George Washington University (Seven-Year Accelerated Medical Program), 1997.
NA (Biochemistry)
Oxford University, 1997.
MD (Medicine)
The George Washington University Medical School, 2001.
MSCE (Genetic Epidemiology )
University of Pennsylvania, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 2009.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship in Internal Medicine, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, 2001-2002.
Residency in Internal Medicine, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, 2002-2004.
Chief Medical Resident, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2005.
Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2005-2007.
Chief Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2007.
Course on Clinical Cardiovascular Genomics, Cold Spring Harbor, 2007-2007.
Course on Genetics of Diabetes, Columbia University, 2007-2007.
Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine/Fellow in Genetic Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, 2007-2009.
Course on Complex Heart, Lung and Blood Disorders, The Jackson Laboratory, 2007-2007.
Cohort Study Conference on Cardiac Diseases, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 2008-2008.
Research Conference on Atherosclerosis, The Gordon Conferences, 2009-2009.
Research Conference on Atherosclerosis, The Gordon Conferences, 2011-2011.
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine), 2004.
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (Nuclear Cardiology), 2007.
National Board of Echocardiography (Level II Echocardiography), 2007.
American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Diseases), 2008.
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Description of Research Expertise

My research program focuses on the role of innate immunity, inflammation and human genomics in subclinical atherosclerosis. I have a particular interest in human genomics, in vivo inflammation and accelerated atherosclerosis. Our trans-disciplinary approach involves genetic epidemiology, cardiovascular radiology and translational medicine, all of which I have advanced training within to understand the role of cellular phenotypes, lipoproteins and common genetic variation on vascular inflammation. Our research program has advanced understanding of the epidemiological association between psoriasis and cardiometabolic diseases, as well as the first to demonstrate in vivo vascular inflammation in severe psoriasis utilizing novel imaging techniques.

Description of Clinical Expertise

My clinical expertise is in Preventive Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and General Cardiology. I am the director of the Inflammatory Risk Program which specializes in the preventive cardiometabolic care of patients with psoriasis. Our multidisciplinary approach is the first of its kind and has >200 active patients. I also interpret exercise nuclear tests at HUP and Radnor, as well as serve on the consult service and Coronary Care Unit service at HUP.

Description of Other Expertise

I have experience in medical media and have been featured on ABC News, MSNBC News, several magazines including Men's Health, Fitness as well as newspapers both local and national. Most of the commentary focus on emerging studies on factors of risk for vascular and metabolic diseases, as well as epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases in general. I also speak at several patient-based and community-based lecture series, and write extensively for the lay population on heart disease risk.
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