Ambereen Mehta

Ambereen K. Mehta, MD, MPH

Ambereen K. Mehta, M.D., M.P.H.

Palliative Care
Associate Professor of Medicine, Palliative Care

The GIM Division is special because of its faculty and staff. I am inspired by the expertise and accomplishments of my colleagues as well as their compassion and dedication to the community and students.


I love that as a palliative care physician, I have the opportunity to care for patients and their loved ones – to join them as we work to achieve best quality of life while navigating a complex illness.

My research interests include palliative care education and neuropalliative care. I am Chair of the Strategic Communications Committee of the International Neuropalliative Care Society and Co-Chair of the Northeast ALS Consortium Palliative Subcommittee. I have served as past chair of the Neuropalliative SIG of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

I love running, watching reruns of the Golden Girls, and singing.



  • Degrees
    • M.D. / Georgetown University School of Medicine 2012

    • M.P.H. / Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 2011

  • Residencies
    • Internal Medicine Residency / Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center 2015

  • Fellowships
    • Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship / National Institutes of Health 2016

    • Medical Education Fellowship / University of California Los Angeles 2020

  • Board Certifications
    • Board Certified in Internal Medicine , 2016

    • Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine , 2018

Scholarly Interests

Palliative care, Neuropalliative care, medical education, clinical excellence Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Selected Publications
  • Mehta AK, Najjar S, May N, Shah B, Blackhall L. A Needs Assessment of Palliative Care Education among the United States Adult Neurology Residency Programs. J Palliat Med. 2018 Oct;21(10):1448-1457.

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  • Everett EA, Pedowitz E, Maiser S, Cohen J, Besbris J, Mehta AK, Chi L, Jones CA. Top ten tips palliative care clinicians should know about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. J Palliat Med. 2020 (in press)

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  • Paulsen KP, Wu DS, Mehta AK. Primary palliative care education for trainees in US medical residencies and fellowships: a scoping review. J Palliat Med. 2020. (in press)

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  • Mehta AK, Jackson NJ, Wiedau-Pazos M. Palliative Care Consults in an Inpatient Setting for Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Oct 28;:1049909120969959. doi: 10.1177/1049909120969959. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33111546.

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  • Phillips JN, Besbris J, Foster LA, Kramer NM, Maiser S, Mehta AK. Models of outpatient neuropalliative care for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurology. 2020 Oct 27;95(17):782-788. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000010831. Epub 2020 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 32934166

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  • Mehta AK, Smith TJ. Palliative Care for Patients With Cancer in the COVID-19 Era. JAMA Oncol. 2020 Oct 1;6(10):1527-1528. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.1938. PubMed PMID: 32379855

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  • Ambereen Mehta Bibliography

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