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Rajendra H. Mehta

Consulting Professor in the Department of Medicine
Medicine, Cardiology
Duke North, Durham, NC 27710


Dr Mehta completed his Medical School in Mumbai, India; Residency at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, Cardiology Fellowship at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. In addition, he has a Master’s degree from the School of Public Health-University of Michigan in Clinical Research Design and Biostatistics. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, General Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. He was an Assistant Professor of Medicine with the Division of Cardiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI from 1998 to 2004.

Dr. Mehta is involved in clinical research and teaching at the Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC for past 14 years where he is a Consulting Professor. He has been the principal investigator for a recently completed Phase III clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of drug levosimendan in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. He has played a key role as a Clinical Events Committee (CEC) team member in the adjudication of clinical events as well as in the Phase I adjudication, as well as Phase II committee meetings in over 30 Phase III Clinical Trials. Dr. Mehta was the Chair of the CEC for recently completed large Phase III TRILOGY Trial and the Chair of the CEC for the large Phase III PORTICO Programs (PORTICO IDE PORTICO CAP and PORTICO Japan).

Dr. Mehta is a practicing cardiologist with a focus on Interventional Cardiology (coronary, peripheral, carotid and PFO closures) at the Sparrow Hospital and Allegiance Health System, Michigan. In his private practice, he is the site PI for site-based research studies including site PI for multicenter clinical research trials.

He is currently the Associate Editor of the American Heart Journal and a Section Editor for the Journal of Interventional Cardiology. He is also a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals that include New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Archives of Internal Medicine, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Medicine, Lancet, British Medical Journal, British Heart Journal, European Heart Journal among others.

Dr. Mehta has authored over 250 articles in major peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA on the topics related to various cardiovascular diseases. Specifically, he has been a senior author on multiple pioneering publications on the subject matter of TAVI. Besides research and clinical practice of cardiology, his other main passion has been teaching. As a result of his excellence in teaching, he was awarded the most coveted W Proctor Harvey, America’s Best Young Teacher Award by the American College of Cardiology.


Current Appointments & Affiliations

Consulting Professor in the Department of Medicine · 2015 - Present Medicine, Cardiology, Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute · 2004 - Present Duke Clinical Research Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Grant Medical College (India) · 1986 M.D.