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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
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Drug-Induced Hepatitis
  • Fulminant Hepatic Failure
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation
  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Polycystic Liver Disease
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • 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 81
  1. Cullaro G, Rubin JB, Mehta N, Lai JC. The Differential Impact of Age Among Liver Transplant Candidates With and Without HCC. Liver Transpl. 2019 Oct 14. View in PubMed
  2. Lee E, Sarkar M, Dodge J, Kohi M, Mehta N. Shorter Height is Associated with Lower Probability of Liver Transplantation in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Transplantation. 2019 Sep 30. View in PubMed
  3. Gutin L, Yao F, Dodge JL, Grab J, Mehta N. Comparison of Liver Transplant Wait-List Outcomes Among Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma With Public vs Private Medical Insurance. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Aug 02; 2(8):e1910326. View in PubMed
  4. Acar YA, Mehta N, Rich MA, Yilmaz BK, Careskey M, Generoso J, Fidler R, Hirsch J. Using Standardized Checklists Increase the Completion Rate of Critical Actions in an Evacuation from the Operating Room: A Randomized Controlled Simulation Study. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2019 Aug; 34(4):393-400. View in PubMed
  5. Singal AG, Rich NE, Mehta N, Branch AD, Pillai A, Hoteit M, Volk M, Odewole M, Scaglione S, Guy J, Said A, Feld JJ, John BV, Frenette C, Mantry P, Rangnekar AS, Oloruntoba O, Leise M, Jou JH, Bhamidimarri KR, Kulik L, Ioannou GN, Huang A, Tran T, Samant H, Dhanasekaran R, Duarte-Rojo A, Salgia R, Eswaran S, Jalal P, Flores A, Satapathy SK, Kagan S, Gopal P, Wong R, Parikh ND, Murphy CC. Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C Virus Infection Is Associated With Increased Survival in Patients With a History of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Gastroenterology. 2019 Jul 30. View in PubMed
  6. Rich NE, Yang JD, Perumalswami PV, Alkhouri N, Jackson W, Parikh ND, Mehta N, Salgia R, Duarte-Rojo A, Kulik L, Rakoski M, Said A, Oloruntoba O, Ioannou GN, Hoteit MA, Moon AM, Rangnekar AS, Eswaran SL, Zheng E, Jou JH, Hanje J, Pillai A, Hernaez R, Wong R, Scaglione S, Samant H, Kapuria D, Chandna S, Rosenblatt R, Ajmera V, Frenette CT, Satapathy SK, Mantry P, Jalal P, John BV, Fix OK, Leise M, Lindenmeyer CC, Flores A, Patel N, Jiang ZG, Latt N, Dhanasekaran R, Odewole M, Kagan S, Marrero JA, Singal AG. Provider Attitudes and Practice Patterns for Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Jul 26. View in PubMed
  7. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Grab JD, Yao FY. National Experience on Down-Staging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Before Liver Transplant: Influence of Tumor Burden, Alpha-Fetoprotein, and Wait Time. Hepatology. 2019 Jul 25. View in PubMed
  8. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Yao FY. REPLY. Hepatology. 2019 Oct; 70(4):1491-1492. View in PubMed
  9. Brian Lee, Mary Rinella, Gene Im, John Rice, Oren Fix, George Therapondos, Hyosun Han, David Victor, Ethan Weinberg, Cristine Hsu, Michael Voigt, Haripriya Maddur, Sheila Eswaran, David Foley, R. Mark Ghobrial, Lisanne Dinges, Jennifer Dodge, Neil Mehta, Michael R. Lucey, Norah Terrault. PS-206-Patterns and predictors of alcohol use after early liver transplant for alcoholic hepatitis. Journal of Hepatology. 2019 Apr 1; 70(1):e137. View in PubMed
  10. Brian Lee, Mary Rinella, Gene Im, John Rice, Oren Fix, George Therapondos, Hyosun Han, David Victor, Ethan Weinberg, Cristine Hsu, Michael Voigt, Haripriya Maddur, Sheila Eswaran, David Foley, R. Mark Ghobrial, Lisanne Dinges, Jennifer Dodge, Neil Mehta, Michael R. Lucey, Norah Terrault. PS-206-Patterns and predictors of alcohol use after early liver transplant for alcoholic hepatitis. . 2019 Apr 1; 70(1):e137. View in PubMed
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