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Nehal N. Mehta, MD, MSCE, FACP, FACC

Nehal N. Mehta, MD, MSCE, FACP, FACC Non-Penn Medicine Provider

Director, Inflammatory Risk Clinic, Preventive Cardiology
Physician Administrator, Cardiology Advanced Practitioner Service
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Gujarati

Dr. Mehta is a private practice physician who is not employed by Penn Medicine.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2008
  • Internal Medicine, 2004

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cardiac Nuclear Imaging
  • Cardiac Risk Reduction
  • Cardiology Risk Intervention
  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Obesity
  • Preventive Cardiology

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.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Education and Training

Medical School: George Washington University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Cardiology, National American College of Physicians, National American Heart Association Awards Committee, National American Heart Association Council on Prevention/Epidemiology, National American Heart Association Research Committee, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Echocardiography, National American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Mehta is a private practice physician who is not employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

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.

Academic Contact Info

National Institutes of Health
CRC, Room 6-3140
10 Center Drive

Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 824-0483
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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