Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Hindi, Urdu
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Transtracheal Oxygen Therapy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Advanced Lung Disease
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Anoxia
  • Asthma
  • Beryllium Disease
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Congenital Lung Disease
  • Cough
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Lambert-eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
  • Lung Cancer
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Pneumonia
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thymoma
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tuberculosis
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About Atul C. Mehta, MD

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.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pulmonary Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Easton Hospital
Easton, PA USA

Residency - Saint Francis Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Trenton, NJ USA

Residency - Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Internal Medicine
Drexel Hill, PA USA

Residency - Sheth V.S. Hospital
General Surgery
Ahmedabad, Gujarat,

Internship - Sheth V.S. Hospital
Rotating Internship
Ahmedabad, Gujarat,

Medical Education - N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Undergraduate - Saint Xaviers College

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)

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


  • 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 

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 & Interventional Pulmonology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/19/2020, Dr. Mehta has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Mehta receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • GlaxoSmithKline plc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

140 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

41 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

I really liked Dr Mehta

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

I have always been treated with care and concern for what is Best for me . Totally Respect Dr. Mehta , Catalin , and the Whole Lung Transplant Teams . I tell everyone in Cleveland, Ohio and Naples, Florida about the Great Treatment I have Received and continue to Receive !

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

well pleased....wonderful and well, mannered Dr . Answers all questions so I can understand and explaines everything.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

the doctor was very thorough,helpful and concerned. my wait time was not bad. the staff was friendly and very helpful

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

the provider explained to me the treatment that I would be getting and things that I need to do

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr. Mehta is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr. Mehta is extremely caring and compassionate. He always goes over my tests and completely explains everything. He also always asks if he I understand or have any questions

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr Mehta is the best. He is caring and answered questions I had and provided solution options.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Mehta is amazing. He answers all my questions and makes sure I understand everything!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr Mehta as well as all the members of the transplant team are great. The depth at which they study each case is astounding to me. Dr Mehta is not only a seasoned leader in his profession but a kind and caring human being. I feel not just fortunate to be his patient and a patient of Cleveland Clinic, but blessed for it. Not just talk, this is heartfelt.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr Mehta is a fantastic doctor and I don't remember the respiratory therapist name,who took care of all of my pulmonary function testing,but she was absolutely fantastic

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr.Mehta and all that were involved in my care that day, were just fantastic to me in everyway.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Mehta is amazing. He's always so professional but also caring. he takes time to explain everything and listens to my concerns. Switching my care from a big provider to Dr. Mehta was the best decision. I spent years feeling horrible and Dr. Mehta has worked hard to turn that around and continues to push to get me to where I want to be with my breathing. He's very compassionate and I trust him. He's a gem Cleveland should always keep.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

I feel fortunate to be treated by Dr Mehta and to have him following my care. He is very knowledgeable and I trust him completely.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Doc is t h e BEST

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Dr Mehta is the best of the best . Quick grasping and superb clarity of thinking . very knowledgeable and gave logical explanations and help choose right treatment option. could understand why Cleveland Clinic is world famous after meeting him.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Dr. Atul Mehta is very knowledgeable, patient and cares for his patients. Dr. Atul Mehta listened to me and knew exactly what was happening and came up with a treatment

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

dr Mehtta is awesome!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

very helpful and courteous both staff and the doctor

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

dr Metta is fantastic

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

the best medical experience I've ever had. period. first class from entry to exit and the pa and doctor were phenomenal. especially the doc. amazing guy.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Mehta took the time with me to explain everything and make sure I understood what they woukd be doing and how everything worked. He is truly an amazing doctor and I am so happy to have come to this facility for care.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

wonderful provider. I feel he cares for his patients

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Great experience. The doctor is fabulous!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

I love this doctor! I have great confidence in him.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

A very positive and reassuring appointment with Dr Mehta.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Dr Mehta is one of the most professional and supportive people in my life. I trust his expertise with my life. I believe I am here because of his dedication to his job.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr.Meta explained all my questions and worries

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

I like coming to dr Mehta he puts my mine at ease very helpful he is the best

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Dr Mehta is the most caring and sincere doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

outstading experience and Dr Mehtanwas superior and kind, he was a very impressive human being.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

Dr. Mehta Is wonderful. He has kept me alive 18 years longer than I was supposed to be alive.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

I am alway's simply amazed and appreciative at how my visits are handled with such efficiency. how they can manage all the testing and still see the Dr. the same day saves me so much time. Personal calls from Dr. is almost unheard of these day's, but I in fact got one from my Dr. (Dr. Mehta)

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

I am very pleased with Dr. Mehta. He is caring and concerned. he is also friendly and puts me and my husband at ease. I trust him completely

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Metha is one of the most caring and compassionate care givers I've ever had. wonderful care

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Cleveland Clinic is the only place to be. Dr. Metha is the best physician I've ever had.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Doctor was very concerned about my illness and answered all questions with respect and outlined the proposed treatment options

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Mehta, NP Karen, and all of the staff at this office and within the Cleveland Clinic were highly knowledgeable and professional. I was impressed and comforted by the staff's ability to convey a sense of concern and a desire to help me achieve clarity regarding my health issues.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

I felt very comfortable and confident under Dr. Mehta's care. He reviewed my personal info, asked questions, pursued possibilities, and used his extensive knowledge and experience to assess my problems and provide information in a patient-oriented, humble way. Dr. Mehta also made me feel like I had his complete attention and concentration during the entire appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

I was very impressed by Dr. Mehta, his staff, and the entire Cleveland Clinic experience. Thank you!!!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

I like to think I have researched my condition and treatment plan well and yet I learn something new every conversation I have with Dr. Mehta. Also I appreciate his ability to break down complex medical subjects to a level I can understand without making me feel stupid. He is a fantastic doctor!

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