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Neil Mehta, M.D.

Neil Mehta, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
General Hepatology and Liver Transplantation
Department of Medicine

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Academic Office
Division of Gastroenterology
513 Parnassus Avenue, Room S-357     
San Francisco, CA 94143-0358
(415) 476-6422 - Phone
(415) 476-0659 - Fax
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Johns Hopkins University, BA, Neuroscience, 1998-2002

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, MD, 2002-2006

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Intern, Internal Medicine, 2006-2007
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Resident, Internal Medicine, 2007-2009
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Gastroenterology, 2009-2012
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Transplant Hepatology, 2012-2013
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Transplant Hepatology
  • UCSF Liver Center
  • Cardiopulmonary complications of chronic liver disease
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  • Liver injury and repair (Liver transplantation)
  • Liver transplantation outcomes including expanded criteria liver transplants

Dr. Neil Mehta is a general and transplant hepatologist, specializing in treating patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and those with end-stage liver disease needing liver transplantation.

After earning his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and MD degree from UCSF, he completed residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and both gastroenterology and advanced/transplant hepatology fellowships at UCSF. Dr. Mehta is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal medicine, Gastroenterology, and Transplant Hepatology.

Dr. Mehta is engaged in research investigating clinical outcomes in patients with end-stage liver disease. His research focuses on two main areas:

  • Understanding issues related to the diagnosis and management of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) particularly with regards to outcomes in liver transplantation. Specific topics we are currently interested in are evaluating the risk of HCC recurrence post-transplant based on transplant waiting times, creating an HCC recurrence risk score, and downstaging tumors in to conventional transplant criteria.
  • Understanding the role of iron overload in patients listed for liver transplant, specifically with regards to both hepatic and cardiac iron deposition.

Mr. Mehta is also conducting research related to the diagnosis and management of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) particularly with regards to outcomes in liver transplantation.This includes a multicenter project with CPMC and Scripps to understand the role of downstaging tumors into conventional transplant criteria. He is also pursuing projects to address the risk of HCC recurrence post-transplant based on transplant waiting times as well as to create an HCC recurrence risk score. These projects are being done collaboratively with the Mayo clinic in Rochester and Jacksonville.

Dr. Mehta is also pursuing research to help optimize the management of iron overload in patients listed for liver transplant, specifically with regards to both hepatic and cardiac iron deposition.

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 123
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  1. Kwong AJ, Ghaziani TT, Yao F, Sze D, Mannalithara A, Mehta N. National Trends and Waitlist Outcomes of Locoregional Therapy Among Liver Transplant Candidates With Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the United States. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Aug 03. View in PubMed
  2. Mehta N, Frenette C, Tabrizian P, Hoteit M, Guy J, Parikh N, Ghaziani TT, Dhanasekaran R, Dodge JL, Natarajan B, Holzner ML, Frankul L, Chan W, Fobar A, Florman S, Yao FY. Downstaging Outcomes for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Results From the Multicenter Evaluation of Reduction in Tumor Size before Liver Transplantation (MERITS-LT) Consortium. Gastroenterology. 2021 Jul 28. View in PubMed
  3. Mehta N. Liver Transplantation Criteria for Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Including Posttransplant Management. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2021 May; 17(5):332-336. View in PubMed
  4. Halazun KJ, Rosenblatt RE, Mehta N, Lai Q, Hajifathalian K, Gorgen A, Brar G, Sasaki K, Doyle MBM, Tabrizian P, Agopian VG, Najjar M, Ivanics T, Samstein B, Brown RS, Emond JC, Yao F, Lerut J, Rossi M, Mennini G, Iesari S, Finkenstedt A, Schaefer B, Mittler J, Hoppe-Lotichius M, Quintini C, Aucejo F, Chapman W, Sapisochin G. Dynamic α-Fetoprotein Response and Outcomes After Liver Transplant for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. JAMA Surg. 2021 Jun 01; 156(6):559-567. View in PubMed
  5. Neehar D. Parikh, Neil Mehta, Maarouf Hoteit, Ju Dong Yang, Binu V. John, Andrew M. Moon, Reena Salgia, Anjana A. Pillai, Ihab Kassab, Naba Saeed, Emil Thyssen, Piyush Nithani, Jeffrey Mckinney, Wesley Chan, Claire Durkin, Matthew Connor, Manaf Alsudaney, Brenda Durand, Nicholas N. Nissen, Hannah P. Kim, Raghavendra Paknikar, Nicole E. Rich, Matthew Schipper, Amit G. Singal. 433 THE ASSOCIATION OF SUSTAINED VIROLOGIC RESPONSE ON TREATMENT OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS WITH HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA WITH HEPATITIS C. Gastroenterology. 2021 May 1; 160(6):s-776. View in PubMed
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