Atul Mehta, MD

216.444.6503

Atul Mehta, MD
Department: Pulmonary Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A90
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6503
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Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Atul C. Mehta, M.B., B.S., specialty interests are the treatment of lung cancer, diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, lung transplantation, interstitial lung diseases and pulmonary hypertension. He is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. Dr. Mehta's research interests are therapeutic bronchoscopy, lung transplantation and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

He was named in the 2000-2001 Top Doctors in America; 1999-2000 edition of Best Doctors in America; Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1997; Best Doctors in America- Midwest Region, 1996-1997; and International Who's Who, 1996-1997.

In 1993 he was awarded the Distinguished Physicians of the Year by the Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio and in 1992, the Cleveland Clinic's Bruce Hubbard Steward Award for his ability to combine sensitivity and compassion with knowledge and skill in the practice of medicine.

Dr. Mehta was the founder and president of the American Association for Bronchology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, the American College of Physicians, and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. He also is an active member of the American Thoracic Society, International Bronchoesophagological Society, International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation and World Association for Bronchology.

He serves on the editorial boards for several professional journals including the Journal of Bronchology, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. He is a reviewer for CHEST, Cancer, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Mehta received his medical degree from Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University in India. Following his internship and residency training in India, he completed a general practice residency at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, Pa., and an internal medicine residency at Hahnamann Medical College Affiliate Hospitals in Trenton, N.J., and Easton, Pa. He completed a fellowship in pulmonary disease at Cleveland Clinic.

Professional Highlights

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Bronchology (2004-to date)
  • Medical Director, Lung Transplantation
  • “Maria & Sam Miller Master Educator of the Year-2006 Award,” Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, 2006
  • Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, 1992 [In recognition of the ability to combine sensitivity and compassion with knowledge and skill in the practice of medicine]
  • Presidential Citation Honor Lecture, American College of Chest Physicians, Montreal, Canada, 2005

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pulmonary Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1983
Residency - Easton Hospital
Easton, PA USA
1981
Residency - Saint Francis Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Trenton, NJ USA
1980
Residency - Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Internal Medicine
Drexel Hill, PA USA
1978
Residency - Sheth V.S. Hospital
General Surgery
Ahmedabad, Gujarat India
1977
Internship - Sheth V.S. Hospital
Rotating Internship
Ahmedabad, Gujarat India
1975
Medical School - N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University
Ahmedabad, Gujarat India
1974
Undergraduate - Saint Xaviers College
Ahmedabad India
1970

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Pulmonary Disease

Specialty Interests

Advanced lung disease, asthma, congenital lung disease, lung cancer, lung transplantation, diagnosis and therapeutic bronchoscopy. Advanced lung disease, asthma, bronchitis, bronchogenic carcinoma, carcinoid syndrome, congenital lung disease, histoplasmosis, lambert-eaton myasthenic syndrome, lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma

Awards & Honors

  • Most outstanding Resident, St. Francis Medical Center Trenton, N.J., 1979-1980
  • Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland, Ohio, 1992 [In recognition of the ability to combine sensitivity and compassion with knowledge and skill in the practice of medicine]
  • Distinguished Physicians of the Year, Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio, 1993
  • International Center Physician of the Year Award for outstanding medical care and treatment of the international patients and support to the staff of the International Center, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, 2000
  • Fellowship Alumnus Recognition Award, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, 2000
  • Recognized as “Teacher of the Year,” Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, 2000-2001
  • Elected as a member to the Fleishner Society, 2004
  • Recognized as “Teacher of the Year,” Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, 2005
  • “Honorary Professor,” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tirgu Mures, Tirgu Mures, Romania, 2005
  • “Dr. Dezso Kassay Medal of Honor” for outstanding achievements in the field of Bronchology, Hungarian Respiratory Society, Szekesfehervar, Hungary, 2005
  • Presidential Citation Honor Lecture, American College of Chest Physicians: Chest 2005, Montreal, Canada, Oct. 29-30, 2005 

Additional Training

  • Clinical Teaching Seminar, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1997 (12 hours)
  • Cleveland Clinic Office of Practice Management
    Executive Program in Practice Management, 1994-1995 (96 hrs.)
  • Lung Transplantation Externship Under Dr. James Theodore at Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, Calif., 1990 (2 weeks)

Innovations & Patents

  • 2006 Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic (Bronchoscopic Catheter for the Implantation of Fiducial Markers)
  • Flexible Biopsy and Aspiration Needle, Cleveland, Ohio, 2006

Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Physicians,
  • American College of Chest Physicians,
  • International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation
  • American Association for Bronchology

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
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