Biography

Ankeeta Mehta, D.O., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in emergency general surgery.

Dr. Mehta earned her medical degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency in general surgery at Franciscan Health and received advanced training in endocrine surgery through a fellowship at UT Southwestern. She also holds a master’s degree in medical sciences from Boston University.

Dr. Mehta serves as Site Director for the Medical Student Surgery Clerkship and the Surgery Residency at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. In addition, she serves as Team First Lead for the Quality Enhancement Project and as a member of the Clinical Competency Committee and the Resident Selection Committee at UT Southwestern. She is also involved with developing UT Southwestern’s Emergency Surgery Robotics Program.

She serves as an advisor to the Latino Medical Student Association and as a member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

Dr. Mehta has delivered numerous lectures and presentations, contributed to the textbook Difficult Decisions in Cardiothoracic Critical Care Surgery, and published several academic articles.

In 2020, the American Osteopathic Foundation named her the Outstanding Resident of the Year in Surgery.

Personal Note

Dr. Mehta is fluent in Spanish and Gujarati.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of North Texas Health Science Center of Osteopathic Medicine (2011-2015)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Boston University (2009-2011)
  • Residency - Franciscan Health (2015-2020), General Surgery
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Latino Surgical Society
  • Society of Asian Academic Surgeons
Honors & Awards
  • Outstanding Resident of the Year in Surgery 2020, American Osteopathic Foundation
  • Trauma Resident of the Year 2019, John H. Stroger Cook County Hospital
  • Rossnick Humanitarian Grant Recipient, 2012, 2015
  • Student Doctor of the Month, May 2014, University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Welch Scholar 2012, American Osteopathic Foundation
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Emergency general surgery
  • Health Care Disparities

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