Jay Mehta, MD | Professor
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Director
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Internship: Rotating Internship, Methodist Hospital, Gary, IN, 1972
Residencies: Medicine & OB/GYN, Jinja Government Hospital, Uganda, East Africa, 1971; Dept. of Internal Medicine, VAMC, S.U.N.Y., Stoneybrook, NY, 1973-1975
Fellowship: 1st Pulmonary Fellow, S.U.N.Y., Stoneybrook, NY, 1975-1976; Chief Resident, IM, VA Hospital, Northport, NY, 1976; 2nd Pulmonary Fellow, Univ. of Colorado and National Jewish Hospital, Denver, CO, 1976-1977; Tuberculosis & Chest, National Jewish Hospital, Denver, CO, 1977
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine, September 1982; American Board of Pulmonary Medicine, November 1988
Special Areas of Interest: Tuberculosis; Sarcoidosis; Pulmonary Rehabilitation; Literature - special interest in Gujarati poetry and literature of Indian origin; Interfaith Dialogue
Jay Mehta, MD is Professor of Medicine at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City. After earning his medical degree in his native India, Dr. Mehta continued his training in Uganda before moving to the U.S. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He continued his postdoctoral training with a National Jewish Hospital fellowship at the University of Colorado at Denver.
Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine, Dr. Mehta is Associate Residency Program Director and serves on the faculty of the department’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Mehta specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with tuberculosis, and he is the Pulmonary Teaching Service Site Director at the Johnson City Medical Center. In his role as a clinician, Dr. Mehta received the 2010 “Servant’s Award,” presented in recognition for outstanding performance for his commitment to the Mountain States Health Alliance’s philosophy of patient-centered care. He is also the recipient of an “East Tennessee State University’s Distinguished Faculty Award for Service” and a “Dean’s Distinguished Service Award.”
Dr. Mehta’s research interests are in controlling and treating tuberculosis, and he is the author of several book chapters and more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians.