Dr. Bella Mehta specializes in the care of patients with various rheumatic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, osteoarthritis and has a particular interest in adult-onset Still's disease.
Dr. Mehta is actively involved as an investigator in numerous clinical studies focusing on disparities in rheumatologic diseases and has been the recipient of several awards for her research studies. Dr. Mehta’s research reflects her commitment to achieving health equity, focusing on disparities in rheumatologic diseases
Dr. Mehta leads studies to identify and build creative approaches using Big Data to improve diagnoses and patient outcomes. She is an active member of associations for medical professionals in rheumatology.
Inflammatory arthritis, nonsurgical osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, gout, adult onset Still's disease and other auto-inflammatory diseases.
Joint aspirations and injections
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Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine – Rheumatology
American College of Rheumatology Early Career Investigator Subcommittee Member, 2021
Kellen Scholar Award, supported by the Anna Marie and Stephen Kellen Foundation TKIP program, 2021
Margaret Cadwell Research Scholar Endowment, 2021
Deans Diversity Award Weill Cornell Medicine, 2020
Leon Lowenstein Foundation Grant, 2020
Leon Lowenstein Foundation Grant, 2019
Ronald MacKenzie Young Scientist Endowment Award, 2018
Distinguished Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology, 2018
Scholarship, Rheumatology Research Workshop, American College of Rheumatology 2015, 2017 and 2018
Travel Scholarship, Clinical Congress of Rheumatology Meeting 2015, 2018
Terna Medical College, Navi Mumbai, India 2010
Westchester Medical Center at New York Medical College, 2013
Westchester Medical Center at New York Medical College, 2015
Hospital For Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2018
English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi
Mehta B and Magid S. "Laboratory evaluation of Systemic Rheumatic diseases in the lower extremity" Systemic Disease Manifestations in the foot, ankle and lower extremity. Wolters Kluver Publication. Editor - Positano R, Borer J, DiGiovanni C, Trepal M, 2017, Chapter 16.
Mehta B and Efthimiou P. "Macrophage Activation Syndrome", Auto-inflammatory diseases. Springer-Nature publication. Accepted February 2018.
Mehta B, MacKenzie R, Paget S. The Rheumatic Diseases: A Primer. In Perioperative Care of the Orthopedic Patient, Springer publication, 2019.
Mehta B, Clinical Epidemiology in rheumatology. In Absolute Rheumatology Review, Springer-Nature publication, 2019. Chapter 2. Editor: Efthimiou P.
Mehta B, Szymonifka J, Dey S, Grassia S, Mandl L, Bass A, Russell L, Parks M, Figgie M, Lee L, Nguyen J, Goodman S, "Relationship of provider density on total joint replacement outcomes" European League against Rheumatism Meeting, June 2018 – Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Mehta B, Briggs W, Efthimiou P, "Epidemiology of Hospitalized Adult Onset Still's Disease in United States." American College of Rheumatology Meeting, November 2017 - San Diego, USA.
Goodman S, Mehta B, Zhang M, Szymonifka J, Nguyen J, Lee L, Figgie M, Parks M, Dey D, Crego D, Russell L, Mandl L, Bass A, "Can Education Mitigate the Effect of Poverty on Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Outcomes?" American College of Rheumatology Meeting, November 2017 - San Diego, USA.
Mehta B, Szymonifka J, Dey S, Grassia S, Mandl L, Bass A, Russell L, Parks M, Figgie M, Lee L, Nguyen J, Goodman S, "Do Immigrant Communities Play a Role in Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) Outcomes?" American College of Rheumatology Meeting, November 2017 - San Diego, USA.
Mehta B, Pedro S, Ozen G, Michaud K, "Serious Infection Risk in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Compared to Patients with Non-Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases: A US National Cohort Study." American College of Rheumatology Meeting, November 2017 - San Diego, USA.
Mehta B, Szymonifka J, Dey S, Grassia S, Mandl L, Bass A, Russell L, Parks M, Figgie M, Lee L, Nguyen J, Goodman S, "English Language Proficiency and Total Joint Replacement outcomes: Is there a relationship?" American College of Rheumatology Meeting, November 2017 - San Diego, USA.
Ozen G, Pedro S, England B, Mehta B, Wolfe F, Michaud K, "Risk of Serious Infection in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated with Biologic Vs. Non-Biologic Dmards." American College of Rheumatology Meeting, November 2017 - San Diego, USA.
Mehta B, Kaleb M, Shi Q, Efthimiou P, "Prevalence of arthritis increases with obesity and low socioeconomic status: Extrapolated data from a 10-year United States national Survey." European League against Rheumatism Meeting, June 2015 - Rome, Italy.
Mehta B, Shi Q, Mujib M, Gazivoda V, Tassiulas I, "Association of Pneumococcal Vaccination with in-hospital mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus: A Nationwide Study." Clinical Congress of Rheumatology Meeting, May 2015 - Destin, USA.
Mehta B, Shi Q, Efthimiou P, "Prevalence of Latent Tuberculosis infection in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: findings from a United States National Study." American College of Rheumatology Research Workshop, June 2014 - Seattle, USA.
One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Research staff at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however, HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.
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Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Mehta as of March 24, 2023.
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