Date:September 14, 2012

Parth Mehta, MD, MPH

Parth Mehta, M.D., M.P.H.Director, Global Oncology Program

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology-Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1025.08
Houston, TX 77030

Phone, West Campus Office: 832-227-1061
FAX, West Campus: 832-227-1096

Phone, Main Campus Office: 832-824-4598

psmehta@txch.org

About Parth Mehta, MD, MPH

Dr. Parth Mehta is the Director of the Global Oncology Program. Before relocating back to the United States, Dr. Mehta lived in Africa from 2007 to 2011. Dr. Mehta served as the Director of the Haemophilia and Oncology Clinic of Botswana at the Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. His clinical special interests include neuroblastoma, disorders of coagulation, international oncology, and HIV-related hematological and oncological problems.

In 2007, Dr. Mehta started the Botswana Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program as a Global Health Corps doctor, while also serving as a consultant for HIV-infected children in several centers in Africa, throughout the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) network. Given the lack of trained professionals in pediatric hematology/oncology in sub-Saharan Africa, he and other faculty at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers created a training workshop for capacity building. In 2011, he returned to Houston and became Director of the Global Oncology Program. He is a clinical faculty member at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers in Houston and provides clinical care to patients at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. Dr. Mehta has led the development of a Global Consult System to provide pediatric hematology/oncology consults to the BIPAI Network serving over 300,000 children with HIV infection. He has been involved in detailed assessments of the healthcare systems of Botswana, Malawi, and Uganda in preparation for the development and continuation of our pediatric oncology projects in these countries.

Dr. Mehta graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Simon’s Rock College. He completed medical school and pediatrics residency at SUNY Stony Brook and pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at Texas Children’s Cancer Center/Baylor College of Medicine.

He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and hematology/oncology.

Education

MD, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, NY
MPH, University of Texas
Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, Stony Brook Pediatrics, NY

 

 

Research

Dr. Mehta’s research interests include:

Mechanisms of tumorigenesis and apoptosis in neuroblastoma
Development of international oncology programs in low-resource settings
Educating professionals in low-resource settings