Parth Subhash Mehta, MD
Department or Service
- Texas Medical Center
Phone: Main Campus Office: 832-824-4598
Director, International Center, Global Oncology Program
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
|Baylor College of Medicine||fellowship||Pediatric Hematology Oncology||2006|
|State University of New York-Stony Brook||residency||Pediatrics||2003|
|State University of New York @ Brooklyn College of||medical school||Doctor of Medicine||2000|
Dr. Parth Mehta is the Director of the Global Oncology Program. Before relocating back to the United States, Dr. Mehta lived in Africa from 2007 to 2011. Dr. Mehta served as the Director of the Haemophilia and Oncology Clinic of Botswana at the Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. His clinical special interests include neuroblastoma, disorders of coagulation, international oncology, and HIV-related hematological and oncological problems.
In 2007, Dr. Mehta started the Botswana Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program as a Global Health Corps doctor, while also serving as a consultant for HIV-infected children in several centers in Africa, throughout the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) network. Given the lack of trained professionals in pediatric hematology/oncology in sub-Saharan Africa, he and other faculty at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers created a training workshop for capacity building. In 2011, he returned to Houston and became Director of the Global Oncology Program. He is a clinical faculty member at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers in Houston and provides clinical care to patients at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus. Dr. Mehta has led the development of a Global Consult System to provide pediatric hematology/oncology consults to the BIPAI Network serving over 300,000 children with HIV infection. He has been involved in detailed assessments of the healthcare systems of Botswana, Malawi, and Uganda in preparation for the development and continuation of our pediatric oncology projects in these countries.
Dr. Mehta graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Simon’s Rock College. He completed medical school and pediatrics residency at SUNY Stony Brook and pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at Texas Children’s Cancer Center/Baylor College of Medicine.
He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and hematology/oncology.
|American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)||Member|
|Children’s Oncology Group (COG)||Member|
|Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)||Member|
|International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP)||Member|
His research interests include:
- Mechanisms of tumorigenesis and apoptosis in neuroblastoma
- Development of international oncology programs in low-resource settings
- Educating professionals in low-resource settings
Mehta PS. Hematologic Manifestations of HIV. HIV Curriculum, 4th Edition, 2009.
Mehta PS. HIV-Associated Malignancies. HIV Curriculum, 4th Edition, 2009.
Mehta PS & Mueller BU. HIV-related Malignancies. TXCH International E-Journal 5th Edition, 2008
Barbieri E & Mehta P et al. MDM2 inhibition sensitizes neuroblastoma to chemotherapy-induced apoptotic cell death. Molecular Cancer Therapy 2006 Sept; 5(9)2358-65. (co-first author).
Barr R, Antillion F, Agarwal B, Mehta P, Ribiero R. Pediatric Oncology in Countries with Limited Resources. Principles & Practices of Pediatric Oncology, 6th Edition, Pizzo & Poplack, 2011.