Smita Mehta, MD is a pediatric cardiologist at Dayton Children's Hospital. Dr. Mehta was born and raised in India. She attended the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India where she completed her medical education. Following college, she spent her residency at St. Stephen's Hospital in Delhi, India and Cook County Children's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic and an advanced fellowship in preventive pediatric cardiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Mehta is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. She chose to specialize in pediatric cardiology to help prevent early cardiovascular diseases that results from the current epidemic of lifestyle-induced diseases. During her time here at Dayton Children's she has developed a special interest in preventive cardiology. One of her favorite things about working with children is watching them morph into successful, confident youngsters able to take charge of their own lifestyles and prevent diseases in their family and friends through the positive changes they make in their own health.
She speaks English, Hindi, medical Spanish
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Scheduling in-person appointments for new patients only. For follow-up, second opinion or video visit appointments, please call 937-641-4000
education and training
medical school: Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
St. Stephen’s Hospital, Delhi, India
Cook County Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
Pediatric cardiology, Cleveland Clinic
Advanced fellowship – preventive pediatric cardiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
board certification: Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology
publications and presentations
Mehta S, Khoury PR, Madsen NL, Dolan LM, Kimball TR, Urbina EM. Arterial Thickness and Stiffness Are Independently Associated with Left Ventricular Strain. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018 Jan; 31(1)99-104. PMID:29174337
Mehta S, Hill J, Qureshi A, Latson L, Prieto L. Closure of Multiple Atrial Septal Defects with the Helex Septal Occluder. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2014 Aug 1; 84(2):204-10.
Mehta S, Sterba RJ, Boyle GJ, Aziz PF. Unusual Cause of Myocardial Ischemia in an Infant. Congenit Heart Dis. 2012 May 22. PMID: 22613628
Mehta S, Asirvatham SJ. Rethinking QRS Duration as an Indication for CRT. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2012 Feb; 23(2):169-71. PMID: 21914019
Mehta S, Hill J, Qureshi A, Latson L, Prieto L. Closure of Multiple Atrial Septal Defects with the Helex Septal Occluder. Poster presentation at the American Heart Association conference, Orlando, FL. Nov 2011.
Mehta S, Hill J, Qureshi A, Latson L, Prieto L. Closure of Multiple Atrial Septal Defects with the Helex Septal Occluder. Poster presentation at the Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS-AICS), Boston, MA. Jul 2011
Mehta S, Hill J, Qureshi A, Latson L, Prieto L. Closure of Multiple Atrial Septal Defects with the Helex Septal Occluder. Oral presentation at the Ohio Doctors Interested in Congenital Hearts (ODICH) conference at Cleveland, OH. May 2011
Mehta S, Erenberg F. Take Heart, Nevada! Raising Awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Oral presentation at ODICH conference, Cleveland, OH. May 2011.
Mehta S, Erenberg F. Take Heart, Nevada! The Beginning. Poster presentation at the national Sudden Cardiac Arrest conference, Anaheim, CA. Jan 2011.
Mehta S. Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Children. Presentation to NV Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, Las Vegas, NV. Feb 2010.
Mehta S, Trosclair A, Martin R, Reef S. Mumps Surveillance, United States, 1994-98. Oral presentation at the 33rd National Immunization Conference, Dallas, TX. Jun 1999
Mehta S, Reef S, Pelosi JW, Trevino H, Peredo-Berger L. Rubella Outbreak in an Immigration and Naturalization Services Facility. Oral presentation at the 32nd National Immunization Conference, Atlanta, GA. Jul 1998
awards, honors and organizations
honors and awards
First physician in NV to complete Cultural Competenct Accreditation, 2006
Exceptional Service Achievement Award, Mesa View Regional Hospital, 2006
American Academy of Pediatrics
National Lipid Association
ratings and reviews
Question Rating Breakdown
Very thorough and took the time to explain a lot to us.
The only problem that I had there I think was the fact that my son had an EKG at his regular doctor and we went in there and they didn't have the information about the EKG. They wanted to do another EKG. I don't know what an EKG cost. Never had my son to a cardiologist before. I've never been to a cardiologist before but I can't imagine it's cheap. So why do one EKG a week later at the cardiologist when they already have the information from the primary doctor and they were going to do it to him and if I wasn't there, he would have let them. A little surprised at that they didn't and about an hour and a half later we got the transcript or desk or whatever you call it, the information, from the original doctor's office.
Dr. Mehta and the nurses were very polite and the doctor explained the situation well to us and the visit went great.
Dr. Smita probably saved my child's life and along with it myself because this poor girl has been so sick for so long. I thought we would lose her any day. Dr. Smita got to the root of the problem and none of her other providers could. Thank you Dr. Smita. You don't know how much you mean to me, you saving my daughter. Thank you.