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Darshan Hemendra Mehta, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine

Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine Physician Consultant

  • Phone: 617-643-6090
Departments
Department of Medicine
Clinical Interests
General internal medicine
Integrative medicine
Mind body medicine
Meditation
Dietary supplements
Lifestyle management
Behavior change
Complementary and alternative medicine
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Waltham: Mass General West
Medical Education
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Foreign Languages
Gujarati
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Dr. Mehta received his BA in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University and an MD from University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at University of Illinois-Chicago Hospital. In 2008, he completed a clinical research fellowship in complementary and integrative medicine at the Harvard Medical School Osher Research Center, during which he received a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

His educational and research interests include curricular development in complementary and integrative medical therapies, mind/body educational interventions in health professions training, and promotion of professionalism in medical trainees. He directs medical student and resident rotational electives at the Benson-Henry Institute.  Dr. Mehta sees patients in a consultative role for use of complementary and integrative medical therapies, as well as mind/body interventions for stress management and stress reduction.

Dr. Mehta is active in the Massachusetts Medical Society, and is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association.  Dr. Mehta is a diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, and has completed professional training in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Mehta DH, Gardiner PM, Phillips RS, McCarthy EP.  Herbal and dietary supplement disclosure to health care providers by individuals with chronic conditions.  J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Dec;14(10):1263-9.

Mehta DH, Phillips RS, Davis RB, McCarthy EP.  Use of complementary and alternative therapies by Asian Americans. Results from the National Health Interview Survey.  J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Jun;22(6):762-7. Epub 2007 Mar 14.

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Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
151 Merrimac Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-4714

Phone: 617-643-6090
Fax: 617-643-6077

Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
151 Merrimac Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-4714

Phone: 617-643-6090
Fax: 617-643-6077

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