Treatment & Services
- Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
- Clinical Trials
- Endobronchial Laser Therapy
- Endobronchial Radiation Therapy
- Home Nebulizer
- Lung Transplantation
- Oxygen Therapy
- Rigid Bronchoscopy
- Therapeutic (flexible Or Rigid) Bronchoscopy
- Transtracheal Oxygen Therapy
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Acanthosis Nigricans
- Advanced Lung Disease
- Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
- Beryllium Disease
- Bronchogenic Carcinoma
- Carcinoid Syndrome
- Congenital Lung Disease
- Lambert-eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
- Lung Cancer
- Malignant Mesothelioma
- Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Tracheoesophageal Fistula
- Wegener's Granulomatosis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Easton Hospital
Easton, PA USA
Residency - Saint Francis Medical Center
Trenton, NJ USA
Residency - Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Drexel Hill, PA USA
Residency - Sheth V.S. Hospital
Internship - Sheth V.S. Hospital
Medical School - N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University
Undergraduate - Saint Xaviers College
- 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)
- 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
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
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
Innovations & Patents
- 2006 Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic (Bronchoscopic Catheter for the Implantation of Fiducial Markers)
- Flexible Biopsy and Aspiration Needle, Cleveland, Ohio, 2006
- American Thoracic Society
- American College of Physicians,
- American College of Chest Physicians,
- International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation
- American Association for Bronchology
Research & Publications
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68 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
7 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 15, 2017
Reviewed on Feb 15, 2017
always good visits
Reviewed on Jan 17, 2017
Reviewed on Jan 3, 2017
Dr. Metha is a very good doctor. He knows his field very well. He is very experienced in his field and I consider myself very fortunate that he is my doctor.
Reviewed on Dec 16, 2016
The doctor, Atul, was able to give me information about my condition that I had never know about. These are congenital issues that no other doctor had been able to help me with. It was one the most positive experiences I have ever had in any healthcare environment.
Reviewed on May 3, 2016
None, I have the best doctor in the Clinic.
Reviewed on May 3, 2016
Overall I am very impressed by the care provided by the Cleveland Clinic. Waiting rooms are often full, but there's always an orderly flow and wait times are OK. You provide a wonderful service to a large number of grumpy (or potentially grumpy) patients. Thank you!
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