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Bella Mehta, MBBS, MD


Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
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Bella Mehta, MBBS, MD


Hospital for Special Surgery
525 East 71st Street
Belaire Building - 7th floor
New York, NY, 10021

Tel: 212.774.7016
Fax: 646.797.8352

Hospital for Special Surgery
525 East 71st Street
Belaire Building - 7th floor
New York, NY, 10021

Tel: 212.774.7016
Fax: 646.797.8352

Dr. Bella Mehta specializes in the care of patients with various rheumatic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, 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.

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Appointments

Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Instructor, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Rheumatology

Internal Medicine

Special Expertise

Inflammatory arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, nonsurgical osteoarthritis, adult onset Still's disease and other auto-inflammatory diseases.

Procedures

Joint aspirations and injections

Awards

Scholarship, Rheumatology Research Workshop, American College of Rheumatology 2015, 2017 and 2018
Travel Scholarship, Clinical Congress of Rheumatology Meeting 2015, 2018

Languages

English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi

Insurance Information

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Book an Appointment with Dr. Mehta

Dr. Mehta accepts the following insurance plans. Please check to see if your insurance is on this list before proceeding.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please note, if your insurance is not on this list, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of out-of-network benefits.

If you do not wish to go out-of-network, our Physician Referral Service will help you find an appropriate doctor.

Please call our office to book an appointment.


Education

Terna Medical College, Navi Mumbai, India 2010

Internship

Westchester Medical Center at New York Medical College, 2013

Residency

Westchester Medical Center at New York Medical College, 2015

Fellowship

Hospital For Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2018

Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine – Rheumatology

State Licensure

New York

Selected Books/Chapters

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", Autoinflammatory diseases. Springer-Nature publication. Accepted February 2018.

Selected Publications

Mehta B, Kasturi S, Teruya-Feldstein, Horwitz S, Bass A, Erkan D, "Adult Onset Still's Disease/ Macrophage Activating Syndrome progressing to lymphoma". Hospital for Special Surgery Journal, 2018.

Goodman S, Mehta B, Zhang M, Szymonifka J, Nyugen J, Lee L, Figgie M, Parks M, Dey S, Crego D, Russell L, Mandl L, Bass A, "Disparities in THA Outcomes: Census Tract Data Show Interactions Between Race and Community Deprivation", Journal of the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2018.

Mehta B, Bass A, Goto R, Russel L, Parks M, Figgie M, Goodman S, "Disparities in Outcomes for Blacks versus White Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Systematic Literature Review", Journal of Rheumatology, 2018.

Goodman S, Mandl L, Mehta B, Navarro-Milan I, Russell L, Parks M, Shirin D, Daisy C, Figgie M, Nyugen J, Szymonifka J, Zhang M, Bass A, "Education mitigates the effect of poverty on total knee arthroplasty outcomes ", Arthritis Care and Research, 2017.

Yandrapalli S, Mehta B, Mondal P, Gupta T, Khattar P, Fallon J, Goldberg R, Sule S, Aronow W, "Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma: The need for a timely diagnosis", World Journal of Clinical Cases, 2017.

Mehta B, Lockshin M, Melisaratos D, "Calcific Tendonitis: An Unusual Presentation of Neck Pain", Hospital for Special Surgery Journal, 2017.

Mehta B, Zapantis E, Petryna O, Efthimiou P, "Screening Optimization of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients." Arthritis, 2015.

Efthimiou P, Kadavath S, Mehta B, "Life-threatening complications of adult-onset Still's disease." Clinical Rheumatology, 2014.

Mehta B, Efthimiou P, "Ferritin in adult-onset still's disease: just a useful innocent bystander?" International Journal of Inflammation, 2012.

Mehta B, Efthimiou P, "Radiographic improvement in Sarcoid arthropathy after Infliximab treatment." Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 2012.

Selected Presentations

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.