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Neil Mehta, M.D.

Neil Mehta, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine General Hepatology and Liver Transplantation Department of Medicine

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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 141
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  1. Bernards S, Lee E, Leung N, Akan M, Gan K, Zhao H, Sarkar M, Tayur S, Mehta N. Awarding additional MELD points to the shortest waitlist candidates improves sex disparity in access to liver transplant in the United States. Am J Transplant. 2022 Jul 24. View in PubMed
  2. Tabrizian P, Holzner ML, Mehta N, Halazun K, Agopian VG, Yao F, Busuttil RW, Roberts J, Emond JC, Samstein B, Brown RS, Najjar M, Chapman WC, Doyle MM, Florman SS, Schwartz ME, Llovet JM. Ten-Year Outcomes of Liver Transplant and Downstaging for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. JAMA Surg. 2022 Jul 20. View in PubMed
  3. Giard JM, Dodge JL, Yao FY, Mehta N. Alpha-fetoprotein slope over 7.5 ng/ml over 3 months before liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma predicts recurrence even after controlling for alpha-fetoprotein at liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2022 Jul 09. View in PubMed
  4. Parikh ND, Mehta N, Hoteit MA, Yang JD, John BV, Moon AM, Salgia RJ, Pillai A, Kassab I, Saeed N, Thyssen E, Nathani P, McKinney J, Chan W, Durkin C, Connor M, Alsudaney M, Konjeti R, Durand B, Nissen NN, Kim HP, Paknikar R, Rich NE, Schipper MJ, Singal AG. Association between sustained virological response and clinical outcomes in patients with hepatitis C infection and hepatocellular carcinoma. Cancer. 2022 Oct 01; 128(19):3470-3478. View in PubMed
  5. Chen AK, Lunow-Luke T, Yamaguchi S, Praglin C, Agudelo E, Mehta N, Dirks R, Braun HJ, Gardner JM, Roberts JP, Syed SM, Roll GR. Nodular Regenerative Hyperplasia After Liver Transplant; It's All in the Presentation. Front Surg. 2022; 9:876818. View in PubMed
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