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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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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 44
  1. Sherman CB, Behr S, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Yao FY, Mehta N. Distinguishing Tumor from Bland Portal Vein Thrombus in Liver Transplant Candidates with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: The "A-VENA" Criteria. Liver Transpl. 2018 Sep 24. View in PubMed
  2. Lee DD, Samoylova M, Mehta N, Musto KR, Roberts JP, Yao FY, Harnois DM. mRECIST provides insight into tumor biology for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma awaiting liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2018 Sep 10. View in PubMed
  3. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Increasing Liver Transplant Waitlist Dropout for Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Widening Geographical Disparities: Implications for Organ Allocation. Liver Transpl. 2018 Aug 01. View in PubMed
  4. Lewin SM, Kallianos K, Nevah MI, Zhao S, Fix OK, Brooks GC, De Marco T, Qasim AN, Ordovas KG, Mehta N. Cardiac MRI T2* in Liver Transplant Candidates: Application and Performance of a Novel Imaging Technique to Identify Patients at Risk for Poor Posttransplant Cardiac Outcomes. Transplant Direct. 2018 Jul; 4(7):e363. View in PubMed
  5. Samoylova ML, Mehta N, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Predictors of ultrasound failure to detect hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Transpl. 2018 May 21. View in PubMed
  6. Lee BP, Mehta N, Platt L, Gurakar A, Rice JP, Lucey MR, Im GY, Therapondos G, Han H, Victor DW, Fix OK, Dinges L, Dronamraju D, Hsu C, Voigt MD, Rinella ME, Maddur H, Eswaran S, Hause J, Foley D, Ghobrial RM, Dodge JL, Li Z, Terrault NA. Outcomes of Early Liver Transplantation for Patients With Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis. Gastroenterology. 2018 Apr 12. View in PubMed
  7. Roberts DE, Kakar S, Mehta N, Gill RM. A Point-based Histologic Scoring System for Hepatocellular Carcinoma can Stratify Risk of Posttransplant Tumor Recurrence. Am J Surg Pathol. 2018 Apr 11. View in PubMed
  8. Sadler EM, Mehta N, Bhat M, Ghanekar A, Greig PD, Grant DR, Yao F, Sapisochin G. Liver Transplantation for NASH-Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma Versus Non-NASH Etiologies of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Transplantation. 2018 Apr; 102(4):640-647. View in PubMed
  9. Mehta N, Yao FY. Living donor liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: To expand (beyond Milan) or downstage (to Milan)? Liver Transpl. 2018 Mar; 24(3):327-329. View in PubMed
  10. Azeem N, Ajmera V, Hameed B, Mehta N. Hilar cholangiocarcinoma associated with immunoglobulin G4-positive plasma cells and elevated serum immunoglobulin G4 levels. Hepatol Commun. 2018 Apr; 2(4):349-353. View in PubMed
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