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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
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

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
View all 23 Specialties +


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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 2/24/2022, Dr. Mehta has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

124 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 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Great doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr. Mehta is a very kind and compassionate physician. He is a wonderful person and physician. I highly recommend Dr.Mehta.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

The doctor was very informative and answered all of my questions. I really trust him with my care.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr Mehta was amazing, he truly listened to what I said and repeated back my concerns. He was empathetic and reassuring and ensured I understood and was comfortable with the plan of care.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

The doctor is absolutely top class!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Dr. Mehta is a great Dr. Honest and explain every thing perfect

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Dr. Mehta is simply wonderful. I don't know how to rate him more highly! He cares about the whole person and is the consummate gentleman.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Dr Mehta has been wonderful the last 15 years. He explains everything and answers any questions I may have. He is a very caring man.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

I have been seeing Dr Mehta for 20 years and he is always kind and patient with me. He answers all my questions and always does what is best for me. Dr Mehta is awesome!!!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr.Mehta is very compassionate, he truly wants the patient to understand everything going on with their medical issue.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr. Mehta couldn't be any more attentive, and caring. I really appreciate him! I feel well taken care of!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr Mehta and staff are always first rate.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Dr Mehta was very compasionate and explained everything to me. He offered reasons for problems I've been experiencing and offered changes in my medication/doses to help address my current issues and provided guidance. Excellent appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

I was very pleased with Dr. Mehta and his PA. Both seemed very interested and wanted to solve my problem.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

The main problems I have had with CC did not pertain to Dr. Mehat.Communication needs to be better in many instances.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr Mehta was very pleasant professional and informative. I really liked him and his manner.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr. Metha actually took the time to pull up my CT scans from a previous time to explain the results. This is something no other physician has done and for this I am very appreciative.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr Mehta was so caring and it was a great visit. Looking forward to the next time

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr. Mehta is the reason that I drive from Baltimore MD to the Clinic for care.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr atul Mehta is an outstanding doctor , knowledgeable compassionate, listens and cares about your the best doctor we have ever seen. We feel very confident with him caring for my husband whom has a terminal lung condition.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Everyone at clinic is outstanding, in the elevators, in the halls, if you need assistance one worker actually not only walked us to correct elevators but also walked us to the hall for next building. I rarely give excellent on surveys because I feel there is always room for improvement, however, the CLEVELAND CLINIC is close, and dr Mehta is EXCELLENT.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021


Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr. Mehta is the best doctor. He take care of me like i am his child. very thorough. Best doctor in the world.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr. Mehta is world best doctor seriously. He is such a personable. He took his time to see me even though i was late in my appointment. knowledge. I would not go to.see anyother doctor any more. He made special spots in my heart. i cant say enough thank you to him. He is like angel to me.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Mehta allowed me the opportunity to ask all my questions. He listened to me intently and was very gracious.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

i attended the appointment with my other who is elderly. Dr. Mehta first read the report and stated medical terms and as soon as he was done he said: "now i am going to tell you what all that means" and he did all in layman's terms so my mother understand. both appointments she had with him were his last appointments of the day and in no way did we ever feel rushed.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. Mehta is one of the nicest, considerate and finest doctors I have seen at the clinic.He does not rush you, and takes time explaining your condition and answering any questions you may have.I feel so very fortunate that I have him as one of my caregivers.

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