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Puja K. Mehta, MD, FACC
Co-Director, Cardio-Oncology Program
Director, Non-Invasive Vascular Function Research Lab
Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center
Puja K. Mehta, MD, FACC is Director of the Non-invasive Vascular Function Research Laboratory in the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai's Heart Institute. She is also Co-Director of the Cardio-Oncology Program, a clinic dedicated to the heart health of women after cancer treatment.
Dr. Mehta also treats persistent chest pain, microvascular disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Her clinical interest is heart disease prevention and behavioral approaches such as exercise, nutrition, stress reduction, and meditation for heart disease.
Dr. Mehta is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases and board-eligible in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. She is a member of the American Heart Association, the American Society for Preventive Cardiology and the American College of Cardiology, where she is also a fellow.
Dr. Mehta 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, graduating cum laude. At Emory University, she completed both her internal medicine residency and a four-year cardiovascular fellowship. 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 Women’s Heart Center.
In addition to Dr. Mehta’s academic success, she has received numerous awards including the prestigious New Jersey Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award. She has published her research in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national cardiology meetings. Dr. Mehta's 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 chest pain in women.