Ambereen K. Mehta

Ambereen K. Mehta, MD, MPH

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

Palliative Care
Associate Professor of Medicine, Palliative Care


Neuropalliative care and ALS

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.

I have received awards for education including the 2020 UCLA Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Faculty Award Excellence in Education Award and the 2022 Inaugural International Neuropalliative Care Society Tara Cook Award for Innovation in Neuropalliative Education. I am a content expert for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Roon, and Northeast ALS Consortium.  

My research interests include palliative care education and neuropalliative care. I currently co-chair the Northeast ALS Consortium Palliative Subcommittee and is an ALS Association Care Services Committee member. I have served as past Chair of the International Neuropalliative Care Society Strategic Communications Committee and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Neuropalliative Special Interest Group.  

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 Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Selected Publications
  • Mehta AK, Sarmet M, Maiser S, Meyer JA, Kolodziejczak S, Washington K, Simmons Z. Quality-of-life assessment instruments used across ALS clinics. Muscle Nerve. 2023 Oct 12;. doi: 10.1002/mus.27985. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37823580.

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  • Schaff CM, Kurent JE, Kolodziejczak S, Milic M, Foster LA, Mehta AK. Neuroprognostication for Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: An Updated, Evidence-Based Review. Semin Neurol. 2023 Sep 26;. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-1775595. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37751856.

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  • Sarmet M, Kabani A, Coelho L, Dos Reis SS, Zeredo JL, Mehta AK. The use of natural language processing in palliative care research: A scoping review. Palliat Med. 2023 Feb;37(2):275-290. doi: 10.1177/02692163221141969. Epub 2022 Dec 10. Review. PubMed PMID: 36495082.

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  • Sarmet M, Kabani A, Maragakis NJ, Mehta AK. Appetite and quality of life in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A scoping review. Muscle Nerve. 2022 Dec;66(6):653-660. doi: 10.1002/mus.27694. Epub 2022 Aug 20. Review. PubMed PMID: 35986916.

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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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  • 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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  • Ambereen K. Mehta Bibliography

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