Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine Physician Consultant
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.
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.
Dietary supplements are big business in the United States, but there are some considerations to make before starting a new vitamin, mineral or herb.
Peter Slavin, MD, President of Mass General, recently visited BHI to present Excellence in Action awards to Darshan Mehta, MD, Medical Director, Peg Baim, MS, NP, and Ann Webster, PhD.