Puja K. Mehta, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Women's Translational Cardiovascular Research

Emory Women's Heart Center

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Mailing Address:

Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute

1462 Clifton Road NE
Suite 505

Atlanta, GA 30322

Biography

Puja K. Mehta, MD, FACC, FAHA is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University and the Director of Women’s Translational Cardiovascular Research. She is Board-certified in Cardiology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

She attended undergraduate school at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in applied biology. She earned her medical degree from Medical College of Georgia, and completed both her internal medicine residency and a four-year cardiovascular fellowship at Emory University. Dr. Mehta completed an additional year of advanced training in women and heart disease as the Women’s Health and Heart Disease fellow at Cedars-Sinai’s Barbara Streisand Women’s Heart Center (BSWHC). She was the Director of Non-Invasive Vascular Function Research Lab and Co-Director of Cardio-Oncology Program at the BSWHC for several years before moving back to Emory University.

Her clinical interest is heart disease prevention, and behavioral approaches such as exercise, nutrition, stress reduction, and meditation for heart disease. Dr. Mehta treats persistent chest pain, microvascular angina, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

Research

Dr. Mehta's research focuses on women and cardiovascular disease, and diagnosis and treatment of coronary microvascular dysfunction and ischemic heart disease. Her research is National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded and includes the role of mental stress in heart disease, exploring the brain-heart connection and new approaches to treating persistent chest pain. She has published her research in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national cardiology meetings. In addition to Dr. Mehta’s academic success, she has received numerous awards including the prestigious New Jersey Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award.

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