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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
  • 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 52
  1. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Predictors of low risk for dropout from the liver transplant waiting list for hepatocellular carcinoma in long wait time regions: Implications for organ allocation. Am J Transplant. 2019 Mar 12. View in PubMed
  2. Sinha J, Mehta N, Dodge JL, Poltavskiy E, Roberts J, Yao F. Are There Upper Limits in Tumor Burden for Down-staging of HCC to Liver Transplant? Analysis of the All-comers Protocol. Hepatology. 2019 Feb 19. View in PubMed
  3. Singal AG, Rich NE, Mehta N, Branch A, 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, Tran T, Samant H, Dhanasekaran R, Duarte-Rojo A, Salgia R, Eswaran S, Jalal P, Flores A, Satapathy SK, Wong R, Huang A, Misra S, Schwartz M, Mitrani R, Nakka S, Noureddine W, Ho C, Konjeti VR, Dao A, Nelson K, Delarosa K, Rahim U, Mavuram M, Xie JJ, Murphy CC, Parikh ND. Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy not Associated with Recurrence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a Multicenter North American Cohort Study. Gastroenterology. 2019 Jan 17. View in PubMed
  4. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Yao FY. Alpha-Fetoprotein Decrease from > 1,000 to < 500 ng/mL in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Leads to Improved Posttransplant Outcomes. Hepatology. 2018 Dec 13. View in PubMed
  5. Mehta N, Monto A, Yao FY. Screening for Hepatocellular Carcinoma to Improve Cancer-Related Mortality: Looking Behind When We Should Be Looking Ahead. Gastroenterology. 2018 Dec 10. View in PubMed
  6. Goldaracena N, Mehta N, Scalera I, Sposito C, Atenafu EG, Yao FY, Muiesan P, Mazzaferro V, Sapisochin G. Multicenter validation of a score to predict prognosis after the development of HCC recurrence following liver transplantation. HPB (Oxford). 2018 Oct 31. View in PubMed
  7. Subramanian A, Connor DM, Berger G, Lessing JN, Mehta N, Manesh R, Kohlwes J. A Curriculum for Diagnostic Reasoning: JGIM's Exercises in Clinical Reasoning. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Oct 17. View in PubMed
  8. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Increasing Liver Transplantation Wait-List Dropout for Hepatocellular Carcinoma With Widening Geographical Disparities: Implications for Organ Allocation. Liver Transpl. 2018 Oct; 24(10):1346-1356. View in PubMed
  9. Sherman CB, Behr S, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Yao FY, Mehta N. Distinguishing Tumor from Bland Portal Vein Thrombus in Liver Transplant Candidates with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: The "A-VENA" Criteria. Liver Transpl. 2018 Sep 24. View in PubMed
  10. Lee DD, Samoylova M, Mehta N, Musto KR, Roberts JP, Yao FY, Harnois DM. mRECIST provides insight into tumor biology for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma awaiting liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2018 Sep 10. View in PubMed
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