Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Biedermann Lab for Orthopaedic Research

Samir Mehta, MD

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University of Washington Hospital and Clinics

Areas of Special Interest: Orthopaedic trauma, biomechanics of orthopaedic trauma constructs, biomechanics of healing, bone healing at biologic level, clinical outcomes, epigenetics and biomarker identification.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Matuszewski PE, Kim TW, Gay AN, Mehta S. Acute Operative Management of Humeral Shaft Fractures: Analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank. Orthopedics. 2015 Jun 1;38(6):e485-9. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20150603-56.

Kamath AF, Courtney PM, Bozic KJ, Mehta S, Parsley BS, Froimson MI..  Bundled Payment in Total Joint Care: Survey of AAHKS Membership Attitudes and Experience with Alternative Payment Models. J Arthroplasty. 2015 May 29. pii: S0883-5403(15)00437-4. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.05.036.

Zura R, Della Rocca GJ, Mehta S, Harrison A, Brodie C, Jones J, Steen RG.  Treatment of chronic (>1 year) fracture nonunion: Heal rate in a cohort of 767 patients treated with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS).Injury. 2015 May 28. pii: S0020-1383(15)00301-0. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.05.042. 

Krueger CA, Mehta S.  Trends in firearm safety-do they correlate with fewer injuries. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2015 May 17..

Bibbo C, Nelson J, Fischer JP, Wu LC, Low DW, Mehta S, Kovach SJ.  Lower Extremity Limb Salvage After Trauma: The Versatility of the Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap.  J Orthop Trauma. 2015 May 9.

Zura R, Mehta S, Della Rocca GJ, Jones J, Steen RG.A cohort study of 4,190 patients treated with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS): findings in the elderly versus all patients.  BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015 Mar 1;16:45. doi: 10.1186/s12891-015-0498-1.
Elkassabany N, Cai LF, Mehta S, Ahn J, Pieczynski L, Polomano RC, Picon S, Hogg R, Liu J.  Does regional anesthesia improve the quality of postoperative pain management and the quality of recovery in patients undergoing operative repair of tibia and ankle fractures?  J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Apr 9.  
Sullivan MP, Scolaro JA, Milby AH, Mehta S.  Isolated pelvic ring injuries: functional outcomes following percutaneous, posterior fixation.  Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2015 Apr 14. 

Mehta S, Shapey J, Pohl U, Vindlacheruvu R.  Intracranial extramedullary haematopoiesis: A case report.  Br J Neurosurg. 2015 Mar 26:1-3.  

Austin DC, Donegan D, Mehta S.  Low Complication Rates Associated with the Application of Lower Extremity Traction Pins.  J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Mar 14.

Mehta S, Long K, DeKoven M, Smith E, Steen RG.  Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) can decrease the economic burden of fracture non-union.J Med Econ. 2015 Mar 18:1-8.  

Sullivan MP, Schenker ML, Mehta S.  Pertrochanteric hip fracture: a "routine" fracture with a potentially devastating vascular complication.  Orthopedics. 2015 Jan;38(1):e75-9. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20150105-94.

Hannigan GD, Pulos N, Grice EA, Mehta S.  Current Concepts and Ongoing Research in the Prevention and Treatment of Open Fracture Infections. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 2015 Jan 1;4(1):59-74. Review.

Matuszewski PE, Dombroski D, Lawrence JT, Esterhai JL Jr, Mehta S.  Prospective intraoperative syndesmotic evaluation during ankle fracture fixation: stress external rotation versus lateral fibular stress.  J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Apr;29(4):e157-60. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000247.

Mancilla EE, Brodsky JL, Mehta S, Pignolo RJ, Levine MA.  Teriparatide as a systemic treatment for lower extremity nonunion fractures: a case series.  Endocr Pract. 2015 Feb 1;21(2):136-42. doi: 10.4158/EP14315.OR.

Heeckt P, Goost H, Lin SS, McKinley TO, Mehta S, Mikuni-Takagaki Y.  A not-so-systematic review. Can J Surg. 2014 Oct;57(5):E150-1. 

Scolaro JA, Hsu JE, Svach DJ, Mehta S.  Plate selection for fixation of extra-articular distal humerus fractures: a biomechanical comparison of three different implants.  Injury. 2014 Dec;45(12):2040-4. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2014.08.036. Epub 2014 Sep 10.

Greenberg S, Mir HR, Jahangir AA, Mehta S, Sethi MK.  Impacting policy change for orthopaedic trauma. J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Oct;28 Suppl 10:S14-6. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000216.

Hageman MG, Jayakumar P, King JD, Guitton TG, Doornberg JN, Ring D; Science of Variation Group.  The factors influencing the decision making of operative treatment for proximal humeral fractures.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Jan;24(1):e21-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2014.05.013. 

Neuman MD, Silber JH, Magaziner JS, Passarella MA, Mehta S, Werner RM.  Survival and functional outcomes after hip fracture among nursing home residents.  JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Aug;174(8):1273-80. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.2362.

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Professional Memberships:

AO North America, Teaching Faculty 2007-Present

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Resident Member 2004-2006; Resident Liaison 2004-2005; Musculoskeletal Imaging Review Group 2005; Playground Volunteer 2005 - 2009; Orthopaedic PAC 2004-2007; 75th Anniversary Project Team – General Orthopaedics; Council on Advocacy (ex-officio) 2008-present; Capitol Hill Research Day 2004 - 2009; Evaluations Committee for OITE and OSAE 2010-2013

American Medical Association, Council on Medical Education 1999-2000; National Board of Medical Examiners 1997-1999; Alternate Delegate 1997-2000; Alternate Delegate 2001-2006; Reference Committee I-2004

American Orthopaedic Association, Chair, CORD Education Committee 2013-2016; Emerging Leaders Program 2005-2013; ELP Committee Non-Voting Member 2006-2012; North American Traveling Fellow 2007

AO Trauma North America, AO Faculty 2006-Present; Community Development Committee 2011- Present

Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma, Education Committee 2006-2007; Outreach Committee 2010-Present

Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Resident Member 2005-2007; AAOS Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Package: Trauma & Rehab Workgroup 2006-2007; Fellowship Committee 2007-2008; Public Relations/Your Orthopaedic Connection 2009; Education Committee 2012-Present; Health Policy Committee 2012-Present

Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, Speaker's Bureau

Synthes Geriatric Fracture Program, Consultant

Northwestern University Alumni Admissions Council

Pennsylvania Medical Society, Council on Membership 2002-2003; Governing Council, Resident & Fellows Section 2002-2005; Governing Council, Medical Student Section 1997-2000

Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Resident Slotted Seat, Board of Directors 2003-2005 Board of Directors 2007-Present At-Large Board Member 2008-Present Secretary 2010-Present Chair, Spring Meeting 2009 Membership Committee 2010-2011 Program Committee 2009-2011