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Dr. Ravindra L. Mehta, MD

Dr. Ravindra L. Mehta, MD

Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist)

42 Years of Experience

Accepting patients

    Overview

    Ravindra L. Mehta, MD, is a board-certified nephrologist and director of clinical nephrology programs at UC San Diego Health. He treats patients with kidney disease (chronic renal insufficiency, end-stage renal disease, and acute renal failure) caused by all types of underlying conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, lupus, sepsis, and many others.Dr. Mehta manages patients on hemodialysis, on continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), on peritoneal dialysis, and those with kidney transplants, as well as patients who do not require dialysis or transplant.As a professor in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Mehta has directed several clinical studies in the management of patients with kidney disease. This includes comparing different types of dialysis in the treatment of acute renal failure (ARF), 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. He has also participated in clinical trials for the treatment of hypertension. In addition to his clinical and research activities, his dedication to educating and mentoring medical students and junior physicians has earned him several awards for teaching.Dr. Mehta completed a fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester in New York. His residency was at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India, where he also earned his medical and doctor of management degrees. He is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology.An internationally recognized expert in dialytic management of acute renal failure with CRRT, Dr. Mehta presents lectures on this and other topics at medical conferences around the world. He chairs the annual International Conference on CRRT and is also the leader of the International Society of Nephrology Commission on Acute Renal Failure; and president of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative. He is the author or coauthor of many scientific articles, papers, and book chapters.UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information, see http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/nephrology/Pages/default.aspx.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist)

    Education & Training

    Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh (Residency)

    Strong Memorial Hospital (Fellowship)

    Medical Degree - Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India

    Other Degree - VJ Hospital (Guru Nanak Dev Univ.), Amritsar, India

    Other Degree - Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, India

    Other Degree - Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, Rochester

    Medical Degree - Nephrologist

    Medical Degree - Professor of Medicine

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    American Board of Pediatrics

    Languages

    Hindi

    Punjabi

    Medical Conditions Treated

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    Medical Procedures Performed

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    Insurances

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    Locations

    UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest: Medical Offices South - Nephrology / Renal

    4168 Front Street

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (619) 543-6248

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    UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest UC San Diego Medical Center - Nephrology

    200 West Arbor Drive

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (619) 543-6397

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest UC San Diego Medical Center

    200 West Arbor Drive

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (619) 543-6222

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    UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest: Medical Offices South

    4168 Front Street

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Ravindra Mehta accepting new patients?

    Yes, Ravindra Mehta is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Ravindra Mehta offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Mehta's office at (619) 543-6248 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Ravindra Mehta offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Mehta's office at (619) 543-6248 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Ravindra Mehta speak?

    Ravindra Mehta speaks English, Hindi and Punjabi.

    Which board certifications does Ravindra Mehta have?

    Ravindra Mehta is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Pediatrics.

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