Doctors

Dr. Asmita Mehta


Designation :
Clinical Professor
Department :
Respiratory Medicine
Email :
asmitamehta@aims.amrita.edu
Qualification :
MD (Pulmonary Medicine), FRCP (Edin), FCCP (USA), FAPSR

Astute Professor of Pulmonology with extensive teaching and work experience, aiding the compassionate touch to patient care.

Quality-focused Pulmonologist, using meticulous attention to accuracy and quality standards for exceptional patient care and education. Providing a positive, can-do attitude to all tasks, working effectively and efficiently to improve the standards of patient care and medical education.

Work history

Professor and Head 01/2009 - Current
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences - Kochi, Kerala, India

  • Joined Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS). Amrita is the number one private university teaching Medicine and 7th medical university in NIRF grading.
  • Started her carrier at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences as Assistant Professor in Department of Respiratory Medicine in 2010.
  • Current Head
  • Amrita experience helped her to apply her knowledge and skills in improving quality of life of her patients.
  • Created undergraduate and post graduate teaching programmes to meet necessary subject requirements and produce well-equipped, well-educated medical students.
  • Demonstrated expertise in asthma and COPD care to offer engaging, insightful teaching and resources.
  • Implemented strategic teaching, research and educational programme developments such as MD Respiratory Medicine and Bronchoscopy and PFT technician course, MSc Respiratory Therapy to aid overall educational offering.
  • Provided additional administrative support and pastoral care to Respiratory Medicine department for improved patient services.
  • Aided a growing research culture through MBBS student research paper, MD and DM post graduate thesis and research activities, diversifying educational output.
  • Inspired and engaged post graduate students using competency based education and skill development to optimize development and subject enthusiasm.
  • Developed and updated MBBS and MD syllabi to comply with changing course plans as per Medical Council of India requirement
  • Cultivated relationships with staff and students for complete support network.
  • Constantly updated personal medical knowledge through attending national and international conferences to impart most up-to-date subject insight.

Junior Consultant 10/2005 - 08/2008
Christian Medical College - Vellore, India

  • Joined Christian Medical College Vellore immediately after passing out MD TB and Chest degree. CMC Vellore is ranked as second best academic hospital in India and among one of the best hospitals across the world.
  • Learnt how to approach patients with pulmonary illness and treat them as evidence-based medicine.
  • Also acquired interventional procedural skills like bronchoscopy and medical thoracoscopy form the renowned teachers of CMC Vellore.
  • Had an opportunity to being trained in asthma and COPD management as well as how to deal with rare connective tissue diseases.
  • Helped to change entire approach towards the patient care.
  • Coached and mentored 5 post graduate trainees during my tenure.
  • Participated in 4 educational workshops to learn new techniques to bolster student participation in class.

Education

Doctor of Medicine: TB and Chest Disease, 05/2005
Suarashtra Unviersity - Rajkot

MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery, 03/2002
MP Shah Medical College - Jamnagar, India

Skills

  • Calm, and level headed leader. She believes in team work and would like to develop good relationship with her team so that the team reach to successful outcome.
  • To teach her students and treat patients is her passion.
  • Developed excellent procedural skills overtime by doing various simple and complex procedures.
  • Accomplished more than 1000 fibreoptic bronchoscopy, more than 500 semirigid thoracoscopy and more than 300 endobronchial ultrasound procedures.
  • Thoracic ultrasound.
  • Have started PG training course for thoracic ultrasound in her own hospital.
  • Took lectures and training to many post graduates through workshops and conferences.
  • Also run pleural clinic.
  • Pioneer in starting ILD Clinic, first of its kind in the state of Kerala.
  • ILD clinic runs once a week with the support of rheumatologist, pathologist and lung radiologist.
  • MDTs and discuss all difficult ILD cases and reach to consensus opinion about further management plan for patient.
  • During her tenure at Amrita Hospital, fortunate to develop more than 30 trainees to excel in the field of pulmonary medicine.

Accomplishments

  • Received "Young Pulmonologist" Award by Association of pulmonary and critical care medicine in the year 2015.
  • Awarded FRCPE by RCP Edinburgh in February 2021.
  • Awarded FCCP by ACCP chest in 2020.
  • Awarded FAPSR by Asia Pacific Society of Respirology in the year 2020.
  • Have more than 28 publications in Scopus indexed journals.
  • Examiner for MD /DNB Respiratory Medicine.

Affiliations

Nodal Officer RNTCP: TB elimination programme Erankulam district, 2012-2015

Member of:

  • European Respiratory Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Indian Chest Society
  • National college of Chest Physicians
  • Indian Medical Association

Contribution to the field of medicine

  • Actively involved in teaching undergraduates, post graduates.
  • The department caters MD and DM Pulmonary Medicine.
  • As a teacher contributed to growth and development of the specialty of respiratory medicine in my state Kerala and India by helping teach, train and motivate medical students and post graduate trainees to excel in medicine.
  • Participated in numerous educational workshops and symposiums at national and regional level.
  • Have contributed to the development of research by supporting students as their research guide and supervisor which has led to successful dissertations, presentations and publications.
  • Have contributed to incorporating new changes by setting specialist respiratory clinics in ILD and pleural clinics in my institute.
  • Have also supported the National TB Control Program in the district to minimise the burden of TB in the community.
  • Would like to continue efforts in the future and support the creation of excellence within the field of medicine.
  • Last but not the least contributed to the field of medicine by adding on to research articles in various journals

Scopus ID: Mehta, Asmita Anilkumar Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences India, Kochi, India , 36661062500
ORCID ID: Mehta AA, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2937-0454

Publications

Even though, she is a busy Pulmonologist, she has more than 30 scientific publications in her credit which says volumes about her up-to-date knowledge and puts her in the list of one of the Best Pulmonoglists across India.

  • Assessing the utility of genexpert MTB/Rif assay in a tertiary care centre in southern India with established microscopy and liquid culture facilities Bhardwaj, A., Khan, S., Kumar, A., ...Mehta, A., Radhakrishnan, K.Journal of Association of Physicians of India, 2019, 67(August), pp. 31–34
  • Article • Open AccessRight hilar mass diagnosed by endobronchial ultrasound guided transvascular needle aspiration Mehta, A.A., Perathur, A.Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2018, 12(3), pp. OD16–OD18
  • Article • Open AccessPredictors of mortality of severe sepsis among adult patients in the medical Intensive Care Unit Mohamed, A.K.S., Mehta, A.A., James, P.Lung India, 2017, 34(4), pp. 330–335
  • Article • Open AccessCongenital cystic adenomatoid malformation: A tertiary care hospital experience Mehta, A.A., Viswanathan, N., Vasudevan, A.K., Paulose, R., Abraham, M.Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2016, 10(11), pp. SC01–SC04
  • Letter • Open AccessPersistent left upper lobe opacity in middle-aged gentleman Venkitakrishnan, R., Aziz, K.S.M., Mehta, A.Lung India, 2016, 33(4), pp. 457–459View at PublisherRelated documents DOC XML SOLR JSON0Cited by
  • Article • Open AccessEndobronchial foreign body (FB): A rare cause of empyema Mehta, A., Gupta, A., Aziz, K.S., Venkitakrishnan, R.Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2015, 9(4), pp. 2–3
  • Article • Open AccessA case of young woman with recurrent right pleural effusion Mehta, A.A., Gupta, A., Venkitakrishnan, R.Lung India, 2015, 32(6), pp. 648–650
  • Letter • Open AccessA case of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's granulomatosis) with marked infiltration of Tracheo - Bronchial tree Gupta, A.S., Mehta, A.A., Venkitakrishnan, R.Lung India, 2015, 32(5), pp. 531–532
  • ArticleSalmonella Typhimurium pneumonia in a patient with multiple myeloma Khan, S., Kumar, V.A., Sidharthan, N., ...Backer, B., Dinesh, K.R.Tropical Doctor, 2015, 45(2), pp. 135–136
  • Letter • Open AccessAuthor's reply Mehta, A., Gupta, A., Ahmed, S., Venkitakrishnan, R.Lung India, 2014, 31(4), pp. 434
  • Article • Open AccessDiagnostic utility of adenosine deaminase in exudative pleural effusions Mehta, A.A., Gupta, A.S., Ahmed, S., Rajesh, V.Lung India, 2014, 31(2), pp. 142–144
  • Article • Open AccessClinical profile of patients admitted with swine-origin influenza a (H1N1) virus infection: An experience from a tertiary care hospital Mehta, A.A., Anil Kumar, V., Nair, S.G., ...Kumar, G., Singh, S.K.Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2013, 7(10), pp. 2227–2230
  • Article • Open AccessA diagnostic dilemma: A young boy with loss of weight, pulmonary infiltrates and cervical lymphadenitis Mehta, A.A., Sunil Kumar, K., Venkitakrishnan, R.Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2013, 7(8), pp. 1745–1746
  • Comments on the utility of endorbonchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in mediastinal or hilar lymph node evaluation in extrathoracic malignancy: Benign or malignant? Mehta, A., Madhavi, K.Annals of Thoracic Medicine, 2013, 8(2), pp. 128–129
  • Article • Open AccessDifferent strokes for different folks Mehta, A.A., Viswam, D., Venkitakrishnan, R., Padmanabhan, M.Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock, 2013, 6(2), pp. 126–128
  • ArticleA young woman with recurrent lower respiratory tract infection Mehta, A.A., Venkitakrishnan, R., Indira, K.S.Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, 2013, 20(1), pp. 35–37
  • Article • Open AccessThe role of Gefitinib in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer in India Mehta, A.A., Jose, W.M., Pavithran, K., Triavadi, G.S.Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 2013, 19(1), pp. 48–53
  • ArticleRisk factors for mortality in Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii bacteraemia Mehta, A.A., Kumar, V.A., Kumari, I.K., ...Dinesh, K.R., Singh, S.K.Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 2012, 2(3 SUPPL.)
  • Comments on an unusual cause of bronchial obstruction Mehta, A.Lung India, 2012, 29(3), pp. 300
  • ArticleLeuconostoc garlicum: an unusual pathogen in the era of vancomycin therapy. Kumar, A., Augustine, D., Mehta, A., ...Viswam, D., Philip, R.The Indian journal of chest diseases & allied sciences, 2012, 54(2), pp. 127–130View abstract DOC XML SOLR JSON
  • Article • Open AccessRight hilar mass with hemoptysis: An unusual presentation of uncommon disorder Mehta, A.A., Jose, W., Balamugesh,, Christopher, D.J.Lung India, 2011, 28(4), pp. 306–308
  • ArticleHyperesoinophilic syndrome with FIP1L1 PDGFRα mutation: A case study Mehta, A.A., Jose, W., Pavithran, K.Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2011, 5(3), pp. 625–627
  • ArticleClinico-epidemiological profile of HIV patients with respiratory infections and tubeculosis in Western India Mehta, A.A., Anil Kumar, V., Vithalani, K.G., Patel, K.R.Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2011, 5(2), pp. 206–209
  • ArticlePulmonary and extra pulmonary tuberculosis along with pulmonary nocardiosis in a patient with human immuno deficiency virus infection Kumar, A., Mehta, A., Kavathia, G., Madan, M.Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2011, 5(1), pp. 109–111
  • Article • Open AccessChylous ascites and chylothorax: A case study Mehta, A.A., Gupta, R., Balamugesh, T., Christopher, D.J.Libyan Journal of Medicine, 2010, 5(1), 5298
  • Article • Multiple myeloma presenting as eosinophilic pleural effusion Mehta, A.A., Venkatakrishnan, R., Jose, W., Palaniappan, M., Pavithran, K.Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2010, 6(4), pp. 256–259
  • Article • Open AccessActively motile larval forms in fluid aspirated from lung Kumar, V.A., Mehta, A., Agara, D.Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2010, 51(7), pp. 804–805
  • Article • Open AccessUmbilical metastasis: A case series of four sister Joseph nodules from four different visceral malignancies Palaniappan, M., Jose, W.M., Mehta, A., Kumar, K., Pavithran, K.Current Oncology, 2010, 17(6), pp. 78–81

Conferences Attended

2020

  • ACCP Chest
  • NATCON
  • CIDSCON

2021

  • NAPCON Virtual