Biography

Dr. Amit Mehta is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at LeBonheur and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals at the University of Tennessee – Memphis. He came to UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2008.

He is currently part of the Department of Pediatrics faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center and works as a hospitalist at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Plano. His interests include inpatient pediatric care, medical education, and quality/systems improvement. He serves as teaching faculty on inpatient pediatric services for medical students, pediatric residents, and family medicine residents.  He was nominated for the UT Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT) Medical Student Outstanding Teacher Award in 2015.  His interests in education revolve around clinical reasoning and delivery of cost-effective care.

In addition to his clinical and teaching responsibilities, he serves as the lead for the Clinical Operations Workgroup at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Co-Chair of the Inpatient Leadership Workgroup, Chair of the Utilization Management Committee at Children’s Medical Center of Plano, and Chair of the Urinary Tract Infection Guidelines Committee of Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.  In addition, he serves on the Event Investigation Oversight Committee and Utilization Management Committee at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.  He provides backup coverage for the Medical Director of Inpatient Services and Patient Access of Children’s Medical Center.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (2001-2005)
  • Internship - University of Tennessee College of Medicine (2005-2006), Pediatrics
  • Residency - University of Tennessee College of Medicine (2006-2008), Pediatrics
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2005)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics - Section on Hospital Medicine (2009)
  • Academic Pediatric Association
  • American Medical Association (2001-2011)
  • Society of Hospitalist Medicine (2009)
  • Dallas County Medical Association (2009)
  • Texas Medical Association (2009)
Honors & Awards
  • Blanche Huls Scholarship 2004, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • SWAT Nominee for Outstanding Teacher Award, Medical Student Category 2015
  • Extra Mile Award 2008, University of Tennessee, Department of Pediatrics
Books & Publications
Research
  • Patient throughput
  • Quality Improvement
  • Clinical Effectiveness & Efficiency
  • Systems Improvement

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Children's Medical Center of Dallas

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