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Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of California, San Diego
School of Medicine
Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Medicine
Director, Clinical Nephrology and Dialysis Programs
UCSD Medical Center San Diego, CA USA

Dr. Mehta is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where he directs the Clinical nephrology and dialysis programs. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of acute renal failure and has directed several clinical studies in the management of patients with kidney disease including comparing different dialytic modalities in the treatment of acute renal failure (ARF) conducting large multicenter observational studies of ARF with the PICARD group, evaluating different predictive models for outcomes in ARF, investigating the role of cytokine removal by dialysis membranes in sepsis and ARF, and evaluating techniques for determining the amount of excess fluid in dialysis patients.

In addition to his clinical and research activities, Dr. Mehta has worked with the American Society of Nephrology, National Kidney Foundation, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the International Society of Nephrology in developing courses for fellows and practicing physicians in clinical nephrology and dialysis techniques. He chairs the annual International Conference on CRRT that is now in its 13th year. He is also the Chair of the International Society of Nephrology Commission on Acute Renal Failure, founding member of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative and the author or coauthor of several scientific articles, papers and book chapters.

Dr. Mehta is actively involved in resident and scholar teaching and has won the house staff teaching award on four occasions. In 2003 he was awarded the School of Medicine Faculty teaching award. Over the course of his academic career, he has trained over 40 post-doctoral fellows in nephrology, of whom 11 have carried out their research projects with him. He received the M.B.B.S. degree (1976) from the Government Medical School in Amritsar, India, and the M.D. (1979) and D.M. (1981) degrees from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India. He subsequently completed a nephrology fellowship at the University of Rochester in Rochester New York and obtained his boards in internal medicine (1986) and Nephrology (1988). He has been on the faculty at San Diego since 1988.

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