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Smita Mehta, MD

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preventive/lifestyle cardiology

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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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education and training

  • medical school: Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  • residency:
    • St. Stephen’s Hospital, Delhi, India
    • Cook County Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • fellowship:
    • Pediatric cardiology, Cleveland Clinic
    • Advanced fellowship – preventive pediatric cardiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • board certification: Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology

publications and presentations

publications

  • 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

presentations

  • 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

organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • National Lipid Association
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Dr. Mehta and the nurses are always very kind and take the time to listen to our questions and answer us accordingly and they are never in a rush. They always make us feel like we're the only patient there.

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She was very caring, and she looked out for the child, the health and physical she was just awesome.

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Nurse talked alot about her family and was weird. Made me a little uncomfortable. Dr. Mehta was wonderful, she really made sure we understood about our cholesterol and how to feel and be better.

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Dr. Smita, the cardiologist, was extremely helpful, informative, and actually restore my faith and physicians. So for her alone, as well as the nurse that attended she was so patient. She was thorough. I just appreciated that team, and I will recommend that hospital South Campus for those two alone, just for how well Dr. Smita took time to explain things. I didn't feel rushed, and I just have complete confidence in the information that she provided. And I just really appreciated her, appreciate

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conditions I treat

Preventive/Lifestyle Cardiology, Lipidology, Hypertension, Palpitations, Chest pain, Syncope

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